Driver dies when car slams into tree

April 5, 2009 5:38:23 AM PDT
A driver in southeast Houston died after losing control of his car. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

At around 6:30pm Saturday, police say the man was speeding westbound on Long at Chaffin. He lost control of his Mustang when the road curved. The car skidded into a grassy median and then slammed into two trees.

The driver died and a passenger was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Houston police don't think alcohol played a role in this crash, however, they are still trying to determine the cause.

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