A 31-year-old man was killed and a second person was severely injured in a three-car crash at East Waco Drive and Business 77 in Waco just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Waco Police Department said Paul White, of Waco, was driving south on Business 77 at "a high rate of speed" when his GMC Yukon jumped the median and hit a Ford Escape, which was traveling north. The crash caused a third vehicle, a Nissan Altima that was also driving north, to strike the Ford Escape, police said.

White was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy was ordered, according to Waco Police. The driver of the Ford Escape was transported by ambulance to Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. The driver and a passenger in the Nissan were both treated at the scene and released, Waco Police Sergeant Patrick Swanton said.

The Waco Fire Department, East Texas Medical Center Emergency Medical Services, Accident Reconstruction Investigators, Crime Scene Investigators and Victim Services officials all provided assistance at the scene, police said.