Driver crashes into tree, dies

Published On: Mar 07 2013 06:31:10 AM CST   Updated On: Mar 07 2013 08:26:49 AM CST
Fatal Car Crash West Tidwell
HOUSTON -

A man died after he crashed his car into a tree in northwest Houston.

Houston police said the crash happened as the driver traveled west on Tidwell Road lost control of his car near Balbo Street about 2 a.m. on Thursday.

Police said the car went off the road and onto the median, where it crashed head-on into a tree.  The car then caught fire, officials said.

The driver died at the scene. His name has not been released.