Approximately 8:30pm Magnolia Fire Department responded to a major accident in which a single vehicle struck a utility pole and was on fire. When they arrived on the scene the vehicle was fully involved including the power lines. Once they extinguished the blaze they found a lone victim in the vehicle deceased.
At this time SH 249 is closed north bound at Wood Trace Blvd. All traffic is being diverted across west on Wood Trace then back north again.
The road will remain like this until at least midnight.