CHICAGO (CBS) — A passenger is dead and a driver was severely injured after they crashed into a traffic pole in Auburn Gresham late Sunday.

A 2016 Madza sport-utility vehicle was headed north on Halsted Street, near 85th Street and Summit Avenue, when its driver, a 26-year-old man, went into the opposite lane of traffic to get around vehicles in his lane, police said.

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The man lost control of the SUV and hit a light pole, police said.

His male passenger, also 26, was killed in the crash, police said.

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The driver was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in what the Fire Department said was serious-to-critical condition. He was also placed into custody for a driving under the influence investigation, police said.

The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit was investigating late Sunday.

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No other vehicles were involved and no one else was injured.