GRESHAM, Ore. One person died and another was injured after a car struck a utility pole Saturday night, police said.

Two people were in a 1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT, driving west on Southeast Lusted Road when the car crossed into the other lane and struck the utility pole around 10:45 p.m., according to Lt. Steve Alexander of the Multnomah County Sheriff s Office.

The impact of the vehicle broke the utility pole and spun the vehicle around and into a ditch approximately forty feet further west, Alexander said.

The driver was declared dead at the scene. The passenger was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Speed and alcohol were likely factors in the crash. The victims identities have not yet been released.

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