The victim, Luis Armando Maldonado Arita, 32, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Morgan and Officer A. Michon reported:
Mr. Arita was driving a silver Honda Accord northbound in the 3900 block of Elysian at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle. The Honda struck a light pole and then split in half. Arita died at the scene.
The investigation is continuing.