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Fatal accident causes morning freeway closure

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A fatal 3-vehicle accident caused traffic trouble on Tuesday morning for people traveling toward downtown Houston.

Houston TranStar verified that the accident took place at 9:21 a.m. Tuesday on the northbound mainlanes of U.S. Highway 59, the Southwest Freeway, near the Newcastle Drive exit.

Witnesses told police that a man, who officers determined was 35 years old, was riding a green Kawasaki motorcycle at a high rate of speed before it struck the left side of a heavy truck. The rider later died.

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