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.