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Driver of Jaguar dead after crashing into bridge pillar in downtown Houston

Witnesses told police the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash.

HOUSTON — A driver is dead after crashing into a pillar supporting the Gulf Freeway in downtown Houston.

This happened overnight Friday at about 12:54 a.m. in the 500 block of W Dallas Street.

According to Houston police, the driver -- who was alone in the car -- may have been unfamiliar with the area and accidentally went through an intersection before slamming into one of the pillars on the interstate.

Witnesses told police the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash.

It is unclear if intoxication played a role in this deadly crash, but it is being investigated.

Check back for any updates. 

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