NEW CANEY -- Officials are investigating a fatal accident in East Montgomery County on Thursday evening.

Just after 6 p.m., a vehicle was driving westbound on FM 1485 about one mile east of Loop 494 in New Caney. At the same time a 19-year-old male was driving his convertible westbound and lost control sliding into the path of the other car. The convertible was hit broadside and the 18-year-old passenger was killed on impact.

The driver of the convertible was transported to Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands. He s listed in critical condition with head injuries and internal injuries.

The driver of the other car suffered minor injuries.

The Department of Public Safety is investigating this crash. FM 1485 was closed for about three hours while emergency crews were on scene.

Officials have not yet released the names of the victims involved in this crash pending family notification.

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