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Five people were injured when a car hit a tree at Main Street and Howell Avenue on Saturday night, police said.

At 10:32 p.m., a vehicle traveling south on Howell Avenue drove through a stop sign at Main Street and crossed over four lanes of traffic before crashing into a tree in front of a house, Sgt. Richard Garcia said.

The three adults, 15-year-old and 6-year-old inside the car were transported to a University of Texas Medical Branch hospital for treatment, Garcia said.

He didn't know whether the injuries were life threatening, he said.

"He was going too fast," Garcia said.

No one outside the car was injured and the impact didn't knock over the tree, he said.

Police are still investigating to determine whether alcohol was involved, he said.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; keri.heath@galvnews.com or on Twitter @HeathKeri. 

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