HOUSTON -

A man is dead and a woman was critically injured after their SUV lost control in northeast Houston.

It happened around midnight Wednesday on Gulf Bank near Bauman.

Authorities said the man was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle, hit a curb, skidded across the road and slammed into a light pole.

Officials said the man died at the scene. The passenger was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital in serious condition.

Houston police believe speeding played a role in the crash.

Names of those involved were not immediately released.