A Salt Lake man died Saturday after the car he was riding in jumped a curb and hit a telephone pole.

The driver of the car was critically injured and taken to Holy Cross Hospital. Neither of the men's names or addresses have been released.Police said a car was eastbound on 300 South near 600 East when the driver passed out or fell asleep.

The passenger, who was sitting or sleeping in back of the car, vaulted forward into the dashboard and was dead at the scene, Senior Lt. R. Kinnersley said.