A crash late Wednesday afternoon closed I-45 northbound for some time just south of Spring Cypress Road. Two lanes are currently open as of 8 p.m. with traffic backed up to Greens Road. Harris County is still investigating the crash but initial reports say a vehicle had broken down on the shoulder and another vehicle stopped to assist. For unknown reasons a white pickup then slammed into the rear of the jeep.
One person is dead on the scene and another has been flown to Houston on Life Flight.