A 13-year-old boy died Sunday after the truck he was driving crashed into two houses.
The truck had been reported stolen in Galveston, and police were still looking for a passenger, who apparently fled on foot after the crash.
Galveston police received a call of a reckless driver on Seawall Boulevard about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, said Capt. Joshua Schirard, spokesman for the Galveston Police Department.
An officer responding to the call found a truck matching the description of the call and began following it as it turned north on 17th Street and then west on Avenue K, Schirard said.
The officer was flagged down by a resident on Avenue K who told him that the truck had crashed into two houses and hit two cars and rolled over at Avenue K and 28th Street, Schirard said.
A witness told police that a passenger had fled the vehicle, Schirard said.
The driver of the car was stuck in the truck, Schirard said.
Officers removed the driver, who was identified as a 13-year-old boy. He was taken to John Sealy Hospital, where he died, Schirard said. Police have not released the boy’s name or other identifying information, citing the ongoing investigation.