CONROE, Texas (AP) A high school football player has died in a car wreck less than a week before graduation.

Police say 17-year-old Jordan Wilson was a passenger in a car that was traveling more than 100 mph Sunday when it crashed on the shoulder of a dark, curving road.

Conroe police Lt. Robert Yetter says the car was racing at least one other vehicle when the driver lost control and slammed into a tree.

Wilson was recently accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy and was named most valuable player by the coaches in his district.

Yetter said in Monday's Houston Chronicle charges are pending against the 18-year-old driver of the vehicle, who was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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