Temple Police responded to a crash in the 200 block of West Central Avenue at around 6:20 a.m. Thursday.
Police arrived to find a single-car crash. Temple Fire & Rescue and emergency crews arrived to find the driver, a 51-year-old woman who had severe injuries to her upper body, and took her to the hospital where she later died.
Officers say her sedan had been traveling east on West Central Avenue, when it suddenly left the roadway for unknown reasons, and struck the utility pole at a moderate speed.
An autopsy was ordered by Justice of the Peace Engelking.
The Investigation is ongoing and the identity of the driver has not yet been released