Juvenile killed and several injured after crash near Ball HS in Galveston, police say

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Juvenile killed in crash near Ball HS in Galveston, police say
Authorities have not said whether the person who died in a crash in Galveston on Friday was tied to Ball High School, near which the incident happened.

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A crash near Ball High School left one person dead and several others in critical condition in Galveston, police said.

At about 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Galveston police began an investigation of a fatal crash near 41st Street and Avenue O across from Ball High School.

The person who died is a juvenile, but authorities did not release the age or description of the victim.

Police have not confirmed whether any of the injured victims are students or school staff.

When the crash occurred, it was reported that the Ball High School's football team and support groups were on the road for a varsity game in Texas City.

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. Witnesses told officers they saw a white Toyota SUV traveling at a high rate of speed before the wreck.

The incident marks the latest fatal crash on the island related to impaired driving in recent weeks.

The most recent incident involved a man on a scooter who was hit on Aug. 18.

Before that, on Aug. 6, two children and two adults - all part of the same family - died when the golf cart they were in was hit by a driver.

SEE MORE: 2 children, 2 adults killed after drunk driver crashes into golf cart in Galveston, police say

The 45-year-old driver is charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter and is being held on a $400,000 bond.

Scooter crash marks Galveston's 5th death in DUI wrecks in over a week

Even as Galveston leaders are addressing drunk driving crashes after four family members lost their lives, the island again has to confront another incident that killed someone.