Fatal accident claims the life of a driver

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POSTED: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 4:16pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 4:44pm

A fatal accident, claiming the life of a man in his early twenties, shuts down part of Expressway 77/83 in Brownsville.

Police say a man in his early 20's, driving a Chevy Cobalt, somehow managed to drive southbound on the northbound lanes around 2 p.m.

Police say the man hit an 18-wheeler on it's left side and then striking a black Cadillac Escalade head-on.

The driver of the Escalade was taken to a local hospital and had sustained minor injuries.

Investigators are attempting to determine was caused the driver of the Cobalt to end up traveling south on the northbound lanes.

A mile stretch of the northbound lane was shut down for more than hour by authorities.

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