Driver seriously injured in high-speed crash in Des Moines

The car was heavily damaged in the high-speed crash. (Photo courtesy of South King Fire)

DES MOINES, Wash. - One person was seriously injured when a car slammed into a light pole at high speed early Thursday in Des Moines, police said.

Officers and medics responded to the scene, at South 216th Street and Pacific Highway South, at about 4:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a serious crash.

They found a heavily damaged car on the sidewalk and a driver with severe injuries. The driver was treated at the scene and taken to the hospital.

The street was closed temporarily after the crash but has now reopened.

The crash remains under investigation.