Police believe speed a factor in fatal crash in Houston's E side

Authorities say the 19-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

September 21, 2012 7:35:36 AM PDT
A driver of a pickup truck lost control and slammed into a tree in the median in Houston's' southeast side.

It happened on Clear Lake City Boulevard and Whitlock.

Officers say the 19-year-old driver of a pickup truck lost control and slammed into a tree in the median. The truck then flipped over and the driver was killed. A second passenger, also 19 years old, was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.

He's expected to survive. Police believe speed was a factor in the crash.