Teen killed in fatal crash

Police: Accident under investigation

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HOUSTON - A teenage girl is dead after an accident in southwest Houston.

Investigators said a car veered off the road in the 8400 block of Hillcroft near Beechnut around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

The car slammed into a utility pole on the sidewalk, police said.

Authorities said the driver and an 18-year-old girl in the car were rushed to the hospital.

The girl later died, police said, but the driver suffered only minor injuries.

The accident is under investigation, police said. It is not yet clear whether the driver will face charges.

The victim's name hasn't been released.

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