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.

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

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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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