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Teen driver dies, others left injured after crash on Briar Forest Dr in west Houston

HOUSTON, TX — An 18-year-old driver died after a high-speed crash Monday morning, June 26, in west Houston that left two other teens injured, one critically, according to the Houston Police Department.

The wreck took place in the 14200 block of Briar Forest Drive, near Westside High School, in the city’s George Bush Park/Eldridge area. It was first reported at around 11:50 a.m.

A witness said they observed a silver Chevrolet Tahoe speeding westbound on the road when the vehicle failed to maintain a single lane, veered off the roadway, and collided with a tree.

First responders rushed the driver and a 17-year-old male passenger by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Officials confirmed the teen driver later succumbed to his injuries.

A 16-year-old female passenger who suffered non-life-threatening injuries was taken to a nearby hospital.

Two other teenage passengers who were uninjured were released to their guardians.

No further information has been shared as of this writing.

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