18-year-old Joseph Alaniz, a starting lineman for the Harker Heights High School football team last season, died after the car he was riding in swerved to miss a deer.

The incident occurred early Tuesday morning on FM 1431 near Marble Falls. Alaniz was pronounced dead at the scene, while two other passengers, both 19, were taken to Seton Medical Center.

The 18-year-old driver was not injured.

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety say all four passengers were wearing seatbelts. The accident remains under investigation.