A male driver was killed and a passenger rushed to hospital after the vehicle they were travelling in smashed into a light pole in Brampton early Saturday.
The collision occurred near Cottrelle Blvd. and Thorndale Rd. around 2:30 a.m., according to Peel paramedics.
Police say that one man, who was driving the vehicle at the time, was pronounced dead on scene. Another man seated in the passenger seat was ejected from the vehicle upon impact, and seriously injured.
Though an air ambulance was called for the injured passenger, he was rushed to hospital by land instead, in critical condition.
It is not yet clear what caused the crash, but the collision reconstruction unit remained on the scene into Saturday morning.
The intersection was blocked off pending a police investigation.