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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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