STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A vehicle struck a utility pole Friday night, killing the driver and injuring a passenger, police said Saturday.
Police responded to the crash on Richmond Avenue at about 11:50 p.m. Friday. Two 24-year-old men were inside a 2003 Ford Taurus with body trauma, police said.
The driver of the car was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The passenger, who was taken to a separate hospital, was described as being in stable condition.
The NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad investigated and determined the driver was driving at a high rate of speed, and struck a utility pole along the road.
The investigation remains ongoing.