MILLCREEK — A man has died and a female passenger in his car was seriously injured after the vehicle slammed into a power pole on 3300 South in Millcreek, police said.
Witnesses told investigators the car was weaving and appeared to lose control before it struck the pole's south side at a high speed about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, said Unified police detective Ken Hansen. The crash occurred at the 950 East intersection.Comment on this story
Police identified the driver of the car as 22-year-old Ibrahim Yassin. The 22-year-old female passenger was reported to be in serious but stable condition at a local hospital, Unified police said.
Police do not know why the driver lost control, Hansen said.
Officers earlier said both had died, but later said initial information they had obtained from the hospital was incorrect.
Crews were fixing the broken pole that was knocked off its base, and one of the circuits had broken, Hansen said.
A stretch of the busy road from 900 East to 1000 East was closed for several hours.