I-45 Gulf Freeway Accident

A woman was hit and killed as she tried to cross a southeast Houston freeway on Thursday.

Houston police said the woman died after she was hit by a Honda Accord on the northbound main lanes of the Gulf Freeway near Griggs Road at about 6:15 a.m.

Investigators said the woman was homeless and lived under a nearby bridge. Her name was not released.

All of the northbound lanes were closed to traffic while police investigated the death. They reopened at about 9:30 a.m.

METRO opened the HOV lane to all traffic while the main lanes were closed.


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