Sports car slams into pole in NW Houston, killing driver

The driver of this car died and the passenger was rushed to the hospital after it slammed into the pole, knocking the pole to the ground

February 26, 2012 8:22:27 AM PST
The driver of a Dodge Viper died after he crashed into a pole overnight in northwest Houston, investigators said.

Officials said the driver was speeding south down Cunningham near Little York when he lost control and skidded sideways off the road.

The car slammed head-on into a telephone pole, which then split in half and fell over.

Authorities said the car flipped, killing the driver.

A passenger in the car was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in serious but stable condition.