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Car hits electrical pole, flips, catches fire in southwest Houston

HOUSTON – A driver left the scene of an accident Tuesday in southwest Houston.

The wreck was reported at 3:30 a.m. in the 8500 block of Hillcroft near Beechnut.

Police said the car hit an electrical pole, flipped and then caught fire.

The driver left before police arrived, they said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

It is unclear why the driver left.

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