Woman killed in high-speed crash that caused outage in Richmond

Fatal accident scene in Richmond.

Police are investigating a fatal, high-speed crash that caused a power outage in Richmond on Tuesday night, a police lieutenant said.

At about 9:30 p.m., a woman driving a green Ford Mustang was traveling at high speeds north on Garrard Boulevard past West MacDonald Avenue where she lost control of her vehicle, Lt. Joey Schlemmer said.

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Police are investigating a fatal, high-speed crash that caused a power outage in Richmond.



The Mustang then left the roadway and slid broadside into a telephone pole before West Barrett Avenue, he said.

The woman was the sole passenger of the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, according to Schlemmer.

The crash caused a power outage, which initially impacted 743 customers, reported around 10:40 p.m., PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said.

Shortly after midnight power was restored to all but 45 customers, Morris said.

Power is estimated to be restored to the remaining customers by about 5 a.m., according to Morris.
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