1 teen dead, another in critical condition after crash in north Harris County

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on October 5, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 6 at 11:03 AM

HARRIS COUNTY – One teenager is dead and another is in critical condition after a major vehicle accident Friday night in north Harris County, deputies said.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at 10 p.m. on Imperial Valley near Fairview Park when a Toyota SUV hit a curb and flipped.

The driver and front passenger were both ejected from the SUV, deputies said. Both were taken to Ben Taub Hospital where the driver was later pronounced dead.

A witness said three others took off before police arrived.

Investigators said alcohol is definitely a factor in the accident after an open 12-pack of beer was found inside the SUV.

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