Houston, TX (September 18, 2021) - Authorities say that a teenager died following an accident that occurred in Central Southwest Houston on Friday evening, September 17.
Few details have been released, as the investigation is still active, but officers with the Houston Police Department say the incident happened in the 13900 block of Buffalo Speedway around 6:30 p.m.
Preliminary information indicated that a truck was heading northbound on Buffalo Speedway when a car pulled out, causing the truck's driver to lose control and spin out into the median.
A 16-year-old passenger traveling in the truck was pronounced dead at the scene, and the truck's driver was transported to the hospital in serious condition.
Currently, police believe speed played a factor. The roadway was closed in both directions for several hours while officials investigated and crews worked to clean up the scene.
Authorities in Houston continue to investigate and have not provided further details.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
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