HOUSTON, TX -- A solo-car crash late Tuesday night in southwest Houston's Brays Oaks area claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman, according to the Houston Police Department.
The fatal accident occurred in the 11400 block of South Gessner Road at around 10:30 p.m.
According to the HPD's Vehicular Crimes Division, a 20-year-old man was driving a red Chevrolet Camaro northbound on the road when he failed to maintain a single lane. The Camaro spun as it collided with a curb along a grassy median, causing the car's passenger side to hit a tree. Authorities said the force of the crash caused the vehicle to split into two pieces before catching fire.
The young woman, who was a passenger in the Camaro, was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding paramedics with the Houston Fire Department.
The male driver, who was found not impaired at the time of the crash, was transported to a local hospital with injuries believed to be minor.
Authorities continue to investigate. No pending charges have been reported as of this writing.
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