Driver dies after slamming car into guardrail, pole on Gulf Freeway

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 14 at 6:15 PM

LA MARQUE, Texas – One person is dead after he lost control of his car and slammed into the guardrail along the Gulf Freeway Friday night in Galveston County, police said.

According to the La Marque Police Department, it happened just

before 10:30 p.m. near FM 519.

Investigators said a red car was traveling south on the Gulf Freeway at a high rate of speed, when for unknown reasons, the driver lost control and struck the guardrail. The car then slammed into the Transtar camera pole, knocking that huge metal pole down across the freeway.

Then a pickup truck struck the pole in the roadway, police said.

The male driver of the red car was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, police said. The male driver of the pickup truck broke his arm and was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

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