A woman is dead after crashing into a pole in midtown Tulsa on Tuesday afternoon near 31st and Joplin.
Kaylesha Houston was one of two cars speeding Tuesday afternoon. Houston was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe and another person was driving a red Dodge Charger east on 31st Street near Joplin Avenue at speeds of around 70 mph about 3:30 p.m. “Houston tried to change lanes and her Tahoe spun out of control, hitting the utility pole,” reports Tulsa Police Sgt. Will Dalsing.
The intersection of 31st and Joplin is near Dr Don Barney, DO offices and LIFE Senior Services and LIFE’s Adult Day Health. The speed limit in the area is 40 mph.
Officers closed 31st Street from Joplin to Hudson as they investigate, and crews clean up the crash. PSO customers in the area lost power after the crash. The street reopened around 7p.m. in both directions.
At this time, no other injuries have been reported.