HOUSTON -

Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident near southeast Houston.

It happened around 7:25 p.m. Thursday in the 8800 block of Scott Street.

Houston police said a 35-year-old man was driving an SUV when he lost control of the vehicle and crossed into oncoming traffic. The SUV then went into a yard and hit a tree.

Police said the driver was thrown from the vehicle. He died at the scene.