Woman dies after car crashes into 2 light poles in west Houston, police say

HOUSTON – A woman is dead after her vehicle struck two light poles in west Houston Wednesday, officers with the Houston Police Department said.

Officers and emergency officials with the Houston Fire Department responded to reports of a Hyundai Elantra that crashed in the 9500 block of Richmond Avenue around 3:28 a.m.

Crews said when they arrived at the scene, they found the vehicle on its side that had struck two light poles. According to investigators, one pole was completely removed from the ground.

Police said the victim’s vehicle left the roadway, hit a curb, then struck the two poles. When the woman hit the second pole, the impact killed her, HPD said.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, HPD said. The investigation is continuing.


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