An Orange County teenager was killed today in an early morning accident.

Texas DPS reported that the teen was driving west in the 400 block of Sawmill Rd. just before 2:00 am, when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree.

Hipolito Rico Hernandez, Jr., of Orange County, was pronounced dead at the scene by Orange County Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn.

Angela Nicole Castolenia,16, of Vidor, was a passenger in the car. She was taken to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont where she was listed in critical condition.