Victoria man, 34, dies after car strikes utility pole

A 34-year-old Victoria man died Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident in the 2100 block of North Ben Jordan St. near Houston Highway.

An emergency call came in at 4:15 a.m., reporting an Oldsmobile Intrigue slid sideways into a metal transmission utility pole, hitting the unit from the passenger side, Victoria Police Department Sgt. Julian Huerta said. Huerta said it appeared the driver, identified as Hilburn Hisquierdo, wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

Hisquierdo was transported to Citizens Medical Center, where he died shortly following the accident.

He was not transporting any passengers, and no other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

Victoria Police Department Officer Zac DeLaRosa was assigned to the case. The cause was still under investigation.