Teen killed in major crash in southeast Houston

Passenger taken to hospital

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HOUSTON - A teenager died Friday following a major accident in southeast Houston.

Police said the 19-year-old driver was speeding in the 1900 block of Clear Lake City Boulevard near Whitlock at 2:25 a.m. when he struck a median and crashed into several trees.

Police said the driver died at the scene. A 19-year-old passenger was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition. Doctors said he is expected to survive.

Their names have not been released.

Investigators said they do not suspect alcohol was involved. However, a toxicology report will determine that.

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