Woman dead after pickup truck slams into telephone pole in southeast Houston, police say

A woman is dead and a man is unharmed after a pickup truck slammed into (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A woman was killed when the pickup truck she was riding in crashed into two poles at an intersection in Third Ward Monday morning, according to Houston police.

It happened in the 34000 block of Scott Street at around 3:15 a.m.

Houston police believe the driver of a silver Ford F-250 was traveling at a high rate of speed when the truck struck a power pole, rolled over, then struck a second power pole.

The 35-year-old woman was in the passenger seat and died on impact, according to police. Her identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The male driver, 40, was not injured. Investigators determined he was not intoxicated but speed may have been a factor in the crash. 

No charges have been filed at this time and the investigation will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

It was unknown if either passenger was wearing a seatbelt.

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