Houston, TX (STL.News) Houston police are investigating the fatal crash that occurred at 5500 South Loop East (South Interstate Highway 610 East) about 7:40 a.m. today.

The identity of the male victim, 22, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant K. Harris and Officer J. Tran reported:

The victim was driving a green Honda Civic eastbound on the South Loop East when, according to witnesses, he switched lanes abruptly and swerved to the right across the main lanes of traffic at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle then traveled another 75 feet before striking a tree in the median.  The victim was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

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