Matthew Rex Lange, 23, also of Victoria, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the crash which ejected both men from a 2006 Toyota Tacoma, authorities reported.
The accident occurred in the early morning hours.
Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor; however, officers are investigating a report that a deer ran across the road, causing the driver to take evasive action and drive off the roadway, ejecting both passengers, the Texas Department of Safety reported.
An autopsy has been ordered.
Lange and another passenger survived the accident. Lange is facing felony charges with a punishment between two and 20 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.