Video: One dead in fiery wreck involving USPS truck in Houston

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HOUSTON (KTRK) — Officials say at least one person died yesterday in a fiery accident on the southbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway.

It happened around 3:20pm on the Southwest Freeway at Chimney Rock, shutting down the roadway for hours, causing a traffic nightmare.

On his drive home to Galveston, Quenton Charlot witnessed something he never expected.

“Just looking over there, it was a catastrophe,” he said. “Just from the drivers around me, you could see their faces. It was complete horror.”

Houston police say the driver of a red SUV was driving erratically and collided with an 18-wheeler bearing the USPS logo. Both vehicles then caught fire.

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