Driver dies after slamming into light pole north of downtown

November 20, 2010 7:55:14 PM PST
A driver is dead after flipping a car and hitting a light pole north of downtown. Eyewitnesses told police the car was speeding on Elysian and Erin Saturday afternoon when it came to a hole in the road that was marked by cones. The driver swerved to avoid the hole and lost control. The car flipped several times, and hit the pole.

Eyewitnesses say the man who was driving got out of the car, then collapsed and died. No one else was injured.