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1 dead, 1 left hurt after stolen vehicle crashes off I-45 feeder road in north Houston

HOUSTON, TX — One person died and one person was left injured early Monday after a crash involving a stolen car in Houston’s Greater Greenspoint area, reports KHOU11.

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office said the fatal wreck occurred on the northbound feeder road of Interstate 45 (North Freeway), near Beltway 8. Houston Transtar recorded the accident shortly before 2:30 a.m.

Authorities have not provided specific details, but Precinct 4 confirmed a stolen vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided with a tree.

The male driver succumbed to injuries suffered in the crash. A juvenile passenger who was transported to an area hospital with unspecified injuries and who was also found to be armed, was booked into Harris County Jail and is expected to be charged.

A section of the northbound feeder road was shut down by 5:45 a.m. and was projected to remain closed through part of the morning commute. Alternate routes around the scene were advised.

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