Passenger dies after being thrown from car

February 12, 2009 3:20:17 AM PST
One person is dead and a second is in critical condition after an accident in southeast Houston.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

It happened at 1:30am on the Gulf Freeway near Monroe. Authorities say the driver was trying to get on the freeway when he changed his mind and then hit a curb. He lost control of the car, rolled and hit a light pole.

A passenger died on the scene after being ejected, while the driver was taken to the hospital.

The tragic accident caused a power outage.

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