Man Dies After Losing Control of Car, Striking Light Pole in Garland

Victor Guadalupe Alaniz, 36, died at the scene

A man died Friday night after he lost control of his car and hit the base of a light pole, Garland police say.

About 7 p.m., Victor Guadalupe Alaniz, 36, lost control of his gold Acura on the Interstate 635 exit ramp for La Prada Drive, police said.

The Acura struck the concrete base of a light pole and caught on fire. Witnesses were able to pull Alaniz out, but he died at the scene, police said.

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