An early-morning Longview crash claims the life of an East Texas teen. The crash happened this morning at around 1:30 in the 2100 block of east Loop 281. Officials say the driver, Erik Kennedy, 19, tried to pass a truck and was broad-sided. Kennedy was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in Kennedy's car was hospitalized in serious condition. This is the seventh traffic fatality in Longview this year.