HOUSTON A teenager was struck and killed by a car as he attempted to run across the freeway Saturday night, according to police.

The incident took place around 10:50 p.m. on I-10 westbound between Holland and Federal.

Police said 14-year-old Tiwen Nichols and two friends were trying to cross the freeway when Nichols was hit by a red Chrysler 500. He died at the scene.

The driver, who stopped and waited for police, said he tried unsuccessfully to swerve and avoid the teen.

Nichols' friends were not injured.

Police said the incident was still under investigation, but as of Monday, no charges had been filed.

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