Police said just before midnight, crews found a green Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that crashed in the center meridian at the 6500 block of Long Drive near Wayside Drive.
Investigators said that the driver was going westbound on Long Drive when for unknown reasons, he failed to maintain a single lane and left the road and struck the tree. HPD didn’t see the crash.
The unidentified 26-year-old driver was transported to Ben Taub Hospital where he later died. No other occupants were inside the car.
Police said they discovered the truck was reported stolen earlier on Wednesday.
The investigation is continuing.