At least one person died in a traffic crash on U.S 59 near downtown early Thursday morning.

The two-vehicle crash happened about 5:20 a.m. on southbound Eastex Freeway near Interstate 10, according to the Houston Police Department.

said investigators were trying to determine what led to the crash.
However, rain showers were moving through the area at the time of the
wreck and roads were slick.

The crash forced officials to temporarily block three lanes while emergency crews cleared the scene.