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Driver hits 100 mph before major crash in south Houston, witnesses say

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HOUSTON – A man and woman were injured Wednesday after a major one-vehicle crash in south Houston.

Witnesses told police that the driver hit speeds of 100 mph along the feeder road of the South Loop at Kirby. He was weaving in and out of traffic before he lost control, flipped the truck, and hit a street sign and a light pole, witnesses said.

The driver and passenger were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

According to police, the woman was wearing a seatbelt. The driver was not.

The man is expected to be OK, police said. The woman underwent surgery and is listed in critical condition.

Police said the man in the pickup truck was intoxicated and faces DWI charges unless his passenger dies, then it will be upgraded to intoxication manslaughter.

The eastbound feeder lanes of the South Loop at Kirby were closed and later reopened as police investigated.

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