One killed in traffic accident in west Houston

HOUSTON The incident happened in the 9200 block of Richmond Avenue about 6:30am today. Police say a green Mitsubishi Montero was traveling eastbound on Richmond at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway and struck a tree in the median, on the passenger door.

The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition. The victim's identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

No other vehicles were involved in this accident.

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