2 feared dead after car crashes into pole, bursts into flames in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) -- Two people are feared dead after the car they were in crashed in Wilmington, Delaware.

Police responded around 10:52 p.m. Wednesday to a vehicle fire along the 900 block of New Castle Avenue.

The driver of the car, believed to be traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control and struck a telephone pole, police say.

Upon impact, police say the car bursts into flames trapping both occupants.

The crash downed several utility poles, police say, causing power outages in a large area of the Southbridge section of Wilmington.

Roads in the immediate area are expected to be closed for several hours as officials conduct an investigation.

Stick with 6abc as details emerge in this developing story.

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