BAYTOWN, Texas — Illegal street racing may be the cause of a crash that killed one man and critically injured another Friday in the Baytown area, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
This happened in the 6500 block of FM 1942 at North Main shortly before 7:30 p.m.
Sheriff Gonzalez tweeted a 19-year-old man was racing side-by-side against the driver of a Dodge Challenger. Both were traveling at a high rate of speed, the sheriff said.
The 19-year-old then lost control of his vehicle and he crashed into two other vehicles, according to Sheriff Gonzales.
First responders arrived on scene and pronounced the 19-year-old dead.
Another man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The sheriff did not specify if this man was in the 19-year-old's vehicle or in one of the vehicles he crashed into.
The driver of the Dodge Challenger did not stay on scene.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office has been trying to crack down on street racing and parking lot gatherings since late last year.
In one night alone in December, they had dozens of arrests and took away many vehicles, including a Lamborghini.
Earlier this month, multiple sports cars and trucks were pictured being town away after deputies busted drivers for allegedly breaking the law.
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