Driver loses control of vehicle, fatally crashes in SW Houston

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A driver died after losing control of his vehicle and hitting a tree in SW Houston. (KTRK)

One driver is dead after a fatal car crash in southwest Houston on Saturday evening.

Eyewitnesses tell police the driver of a Toyota SUV was speeding on this stretch of Hillcroft when he hit the corner of a driveway, lost control and went airborne into another yard, hitting a tree. The vehicle then caught fire.

The driver, whose identity has not yet been released, died at the scene.

Authorities believe that speed was a contributing factor. The accident occurred just after 7:30pm.

This is a developing story. Tune in to Eyewitness News at 10pm for the latest.

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