Driver killed in fiery truck wreck

March 2, 2008 6:10:29 AM PST
A truck slammed into an electric pole in northwest Houston, knocking out power to about 1,000 customers. Police say the truck driver was speeding on Hempstead overnight. He lost control on some railroad tracks, and slammed into an electric pole near N. Gessner.

The truck caught on fire. The man inside died. Officers don't know if his death was the result of the crash or the fire. Crews worked to restore power to customers.

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