The victim, identified as Joe Ramiro Martinez, 43, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer V. McLean reported:
Mr. Martinez was driving his red Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at a high rate of speed the wrong way on a one way street. He drove onto the southbound entrance ramp of the Gulf Freeway from Houston Avenue and struck the concrete barrier head on.
The investigation is continuing.