Witnesses: Driver injured after racing on south Houston freeway

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HOUSTON - A driver was seriously injured on a south Houston Freeway Monday after racing, witnesses told officers.

The crash happened around 8:45 p.m. Monday on Highway 288 near MacGregor Way. Officials said a man driving a dark blue sedan was racing before he lost control and crashed into an underpass. A white car also crashed.

The driver of the sedan was taken to a hospital in critical condition, authorities said. His name was not released.

The second driver, Jerry Quiroa, 18, was taken into custody and charged with racing causing serious bodily injury, a felony.

All the northbound lanes were closed during the investigation.

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