The crash happened around 1:30am in the 3300 block of Avenue H.
According to police, the vehicle was eastbound on Avenue H when the driver tried to turn right onto Millie Street and struck light pole, causing severe damage.
The passenger, identified as 25-year-old April Humphrey of Rosenberg, was taken to Oak Bend Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Investigators say the driver, 21-year-old Jonathan Sepulveda, also of Rosenberg, suffered minor injuries. He was arrested for traffic violations, though the exact charges against him were unclear.
This case remains under investigation.