HOUSTON -

A driver lost control of his sports car and crashed into a tree in southwest Houston.

Houston police said a man driving an Audi R8 sports car was speeding on Memorial Drive, lost control near Detering Street and hit a tree about 3 a.m. on Friday.

Police said the crash totaled the car.

Emergency crews took the driver to the hospital in stable condition. His name has not been released.

A base model of the Audi R8 starts at $114,200.

Photos: Pricey sports car totaled in crash

Published On: Feb 22 2013 08:26:41 AM CST

A speeding driver crashes a sports car that costs more than many homes, officials say.

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