TEXAS CITY

One person was killed in a crash in Texas City early Monday morning, police said.

The person killed, whose name was not immediately released, was a passenger in a GMC pickup truck when it struck a traffic pole near the intersection of state Highway 146 and FM 1765, according to the Texas City Police Department.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m., according to police.

The 70-year-old driver of the truck was seriously injured and was flown by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, police said.

Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, and have obtained a warrant to test the driver's blood for alcohol, according to the department.

This is a developing story. Check back later for more details.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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