It happened shortly before 10:30 p.m., when Houston police said the driver of a black Ford F-150 pickup truck and the driver of a gray Toyota Sienna minivan crashed into one another on the southbound lanes of the freeway.
Both vehicles began to spin out of control and the driver of the truck hit the concrete retaining wall and was thrown from the vehicle. The unidentified 54-year-old man died at the scene, police said.
The 62-year-old female driver of the minivan was not hurt and did not show any signs of intoxication, police said. She was questioned and released.