Fatal wreck snarling traffic on I-45 near The Woodlands
A 74-year-old man died early Friday morning when a car hit him as he apparently tried to walk across Interstate 45 in Montgomery County.
The incident occurred at about 5:45 a.m. on southbound I-45 near Woodlands Parkway, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Troopers identified the man as Bobby Poe, who reportedly had Alzheimer's disease.
It was unclear, troopers said, why Poe was walking on the freeway or how he got there.
The wreck forced officials to blocked at least three lanes of the freeway near the scene. Traffic was jammed for miles as early-morning commuters headed south on the freeway.
The lanes were later reopened.