Driver killed when car hits tree, catches fire on W. Tidwell

Driver killed when car hits tree, catches fire on W. Tidwell

Credit: KHOU

The accident happened near Balbo Street around 2 a.m.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 7, 2013 at 7:44 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 7 at 8:51 AM

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HOUSTON -- Police said a driver was killed early Thursday when he lost control of his small car and hid a tree on W. Tidwell.

The accident happened near Balbo Street around 2 a.m.

According to the Houston Police Department, the man was driving a black Ford Temp westbound on W. Tidwell when the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree. The car then caught fire with the man trapped inside.

There were no witnesses to the crash, but a neighbor heard it and called 911.

No  other vehicles were involved in the incident.

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