Passenger killed in crash with blacked-out traffic light caused by power outage


HOUSTON, TX – A stoplight that was not functioning due to a power outage from Hurricane Nicholas led to a crash that caused the death of one person in Spring Branch this morning.

According to KTRK, the collision occurred near the intersection of Campbell and Blalock at 5:20 a.m., where a power outage had caused a traffic light to be blacked out.

A Toyota Corolla and a Chevrolet Silverado did not stop at the intersection, and the Silverado struck the Corolla’s passenger side.

A passenger in the Corolla died at the scene.

Authorities do not believe the drivers were under the influence when the crash happened. Low visibility due to the poor weather conditions, however, is thought to be a factor, in addition to the problem with the traffic light.

The crash remains under investigation.

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