SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say a driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with a crash early Wednesday that killed his passenger.

Officers performed a sobriety test on the driver, who is about 20 years old, after which he was detained.

They say it crashed into a utility pole on W. Commerce near 36th Street NW shortly after midnight.

The car spun around a pole, trapping the passenger.

Firefighters had to cut open the car to get to the man, who was also in his 20s.

He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

CPS Energy crews spent the next several hours replacing the damaged pole.

The crash did not appear to be the cause of the power outage in the area.

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