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