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Young woman killed as car slams into tree in Houston’s Brays Oaks

HOUSTON, TX — A 21-year-old woman died Tuesday night after a single-vehicle accident on South Gessner Road in southwest Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.

The fatal crash was reported in the 11400 block of the road, in the city’s Brays Oaks neighborhood, at around 10:30 p.m.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the young woman was a passenger in a red Chevrolet Camaro driven by a 20-year-old man. For reasons still unclear, the male driver failed to maintain a single lane as the vehicle traveled northbound on the road. At one point, the Camaro hit the curb of a grassy median and spun. As the car’s passenger side collided with a tree in the median, the vehicle broke into two pieces and burst into flames.

Houston Fire Department paramedics declared the young woman deceased at the scene.

Authorities said the driver, who sustained minor injuries, was transported to a local hospital.

An investigation by the HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division remains in progress, but intoxication has been ruled out as a contributing factor. No information regarding pending charges has been reported as of this writing.

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