A high-speed motorcycle crash kills one, injures another

Participants in the Rolling Thunder annual motorcycle rally ride past Arlington Memorial Bridge during the parade ahead of Memorial Day in Washington, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Authorities say a motorcycle traveling more than 100-mph crashed early this morning in east Houston.

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The motorcycle reportedly hit a guardrail at 4:30 a.m. on Federal Road near Greens Bayou Street, with the impact catapulting the driver and a passenger end over end.

Police say the female passenger became thrown into a drainage ditch waist-deep with water, and they believe she did not wear her seatbelt or any protective gear, ultimately perishing at the scene.

The male driver reportedly received a transport to an area hospital with major injuries, reports showing his leg may need to be amputated.

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The driver reportedly wore a helmet, which authorities say likely saved his life.

Meanwhile, he may be facing criminal charges related to the high-speed crash; however, investigators say it is currently unknown currently if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

This is a developing story.

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