1 killed when SUV slams into tree in west Houston

HOUSTON – A driver was killed when his SUV crashed into a tree Thursday in west Houston.

The single-vehicle crash was reported about 5:30 a.m. on Richmond Avenue near Longfield Circle.

Houston police said that the male driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Speed appears to have been a factor, police said.

The identity of the victim was not immediately released.

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