A head-on crash on the Gulf Freeway closed the southbound lanes for hours this morning.
Two people were killed in the three vehicle crash, one of the victims was identified as University of Houston Clear Lake Police Officer Joe Segovia.
Investigators say the crash occurred around 2 am near the Almeda-Genoa exit.
U of H issued a statement saying Officer Segovia was a Army veteran who had served on the school's police force since January. He was regarded as an exemplary officer who will be greatly missed.
The other driver has not been identified.
The southbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway reopened shortly before 7am this morning.