One person is dead after a 3-car crash tied up a south Houston street for hours this morning

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Police said they became forced to close lanes in both directions near Almeda and 288 on the city’s south side for hours this morning after a fatal three-vehicle wreck.

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The incident reportedly occurred around 6:00 a.m. when a Volvo allegedly crossed the median, swerving into an oncoming 18-wheeler near the 1400 block of Almeda at Reed Road.

Witnesses said the big rig, trying to avoid the oncoming car, hit a Toyota Tacoma truck before ending up in a ditch.

The driver of the Volvo reportedly died at the scene, and the big-rig driver received a transport to Memorial Hermann with minor injuries.

Investigators said the Tacoma driver walked away from the incident uninjured, but went to a private doctor for an evaluation.

“It’s a real bad scene,” Houston Police Department Lt. Paul George said in an interview with the Houston Chronicle.

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It is unknown why the driver of the Volvo crossed into oncoming traffic.

This is a developing story.

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