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Woman Killed In Crash That Caused Richmond Power Outage

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A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in Richmond on April 8, 2014. (CBS)

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in Richmond on April 8, 2014. (CBS)

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RICHMOND (CBS SF) – Police are investigating a fatal, high-speed crash that caused a power outage in Richmond on Tuesday night.

According to Richmond police Lt. Joey Schlemmer, at about 9:30 p.m., a woman was driving a green Ford Mustang and traveling at high speeds north on Garrard Boulevard past West Macdonald Avenue, when she lost control of her vehicle.

The Mustang then left the roadway and slid broadside into a telephone pole.

Schlemmer said the woman was the sole passenger in the vehicle, and she was pronounced dead at the scene,

PG&E officials said the crash caused a power outage, which initially impacted 743 customers and was first reported around 10:40 p.m. Power was expected to be restored to all those customers by early Wednesday morning.

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