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Tesla driver dies after crashing into tree, hitting nearby home on Del Rio Street near Old Spanish Trail, Houston police say

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Saturday, July 29, 2023 7:33PM

Tesla driver dies after crashing into tree, catching on fire, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — One man was killed, and a woman is in the hospital after a car hit a tree and a house in southwest Houston Friday night, according to police.

Officers with the Houston Police Department said the crash happened at about 11 p.m. near a home on Del Rio Street near Old Spanish Trail.

Sgt. Matthew Sudduth said a man was driving fast when he lost control of a Tesla and hit a tree. The driver died at the scene, according to police.

Investigators said bystanders pulled the passenger, a woman in her mid-20s, out of the car. She was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

Video shows the Tesla up against a house nearby. Investigators didn’t say if anyone was inside the home during the crash.

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