Driver, passenger critical after pickup truck crashes into utility pole in Holmesburg

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Two people are critical after a pickup truck crashed into a utility pole in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia. (WPVI)

Two people are critical after a pickup truck crashed into a utility pole in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia.

It happened around 1:40 a.m. Saturday.

Police say 2005 black Chevy Silverado was seen traveling northbound on Frankford Avenue at a high rate of speed when the vehicle crashed head-on into a PECO pole.

Officers pulled the 21-year-old male driver from the vehicle.

The front seat passenger, identified only as a female, was extricated from the vehicle by firefighters.

The male driver was taken to Aria-Torresdale Hospital with head trauma. He is listed in critical condition.

The female passenger was also taken to Aria-Torresdale with severe leg injuries, and is listed in critical condition.

No charges have been filed at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

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