Fatal crash on Lone Tree Road (video)

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Update: A 40-year-old Victoria woman was killed after crashing into a traffic light pole on Lone Tree Road at Zac Lentz Parkway at 9:05 a.m. Friday.

Joann Stanford was driving a 2005 Hummer east in the 7800 block of Lone Tree Road, striking the pole at the intersection of Zac Lentz Parkway, according to Lt. Mike Hernandez of the Victoria Police Department.

The impact caused the light to be sheared from its base and the intersection was closed for several hours. However, a portable stop sign is now in place and the intersection is back open, Hernandez said.

The preliminary investigation indicates speed was a factor in the wreck.

Stanford was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Richard Castillo.