NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) – A car crashed into a power pole in National City late Monday evening, killing a teen driver and leaving his female passenger trapped in the wreckage.
The crash was reported at around 11 p.m. in the 2800 block of E 16th Street, according to National City police.
Police believe the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his Cadillac sedan and veered into a pole.
The driver died at the scene, and it took responding emergency crews over an hour to pull the unconscious passenger from the wreckage. She was transported to the hospital with severe head trauma and other life-threatening injuries.
The driver and passenger are believed to be in their late teens.
Several people who said they were family members of the victims arrived at the scene to talk to police.
No other injuries were reported and no other vehicles were involved.