It happened around 1 a.m. on the westbound lane at the West Beltway southbound feeder road, according to police.
The crash took out the light signal, which has caused more traffic in the area in the midst of early morning showers.
Police said a driver was speeding and slammed into the street light.
The person inside the truck, which caught fire, died on impact.
“We’ve had accidents over here at that exact same pole, vehicles wrapped around the pole, said Lt. R. Wilkins with HPD.
Stop signs are now up on the side where the street light was sheered.
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