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Teen dead after vehicle crashes into bridge, plunges into Brays Bayou

Police said three teenagers were inside the vehicle when it fell off the bridge. The driver was killed and one passenger had to be rescued.

HOUSTON — A teenage girl is dead after police said the vehicle she crashed through a guardrail on a bridge and plunged into Brays Bayou near the Houston Ship Channel.

It happened Monday shortly after 1 p.m. in the 8000 block of Harrisburg near Broadway.

Police said three teenagers were inside the vehicle when it flew off the bridge and into the bayou at a high rate of speed, HPD said.

There were workers nearby who saw the crash happen and attempted to rescue the teens but were unable to do so.

The Houston Fire Department dive team found the vehicle with the driver trapped inside but they were unable to save her.

They did rescue a 17-year-old girl who was taken to an area hospital. A 17-year-old boy was able to free himself and swim to safety.

Police said the teen boy wasn't at the scene when police arrived but was found and has since spoken to investigators. 

The teen's body was recovered when crews removed the vehicle from the water.

A medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to identify the teen.

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