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HOUSTON -- A driver died early Tuesday after his vehicle struck a pole on S. Post Oak Road, Houston police said.

According to the Houston Police Department, the crash happened shortly after midnight near W. Bellfort Avenue. Witnesses said the man was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic before his small car went off the roadway and into a parking lot. The car struck a pole and burst into flames.

A couple of wrecker drivers tried to save the man, but they couldn t get past the fire.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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