A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after his vehicle struck a utility pole Thursday night in the 600 block of N.19th Street, Baton Rouge police said in a news release.

The crash occurred just after 9:30 p.m., the news release says .

The Baton Rouge Fire Department had to assist police with removing the man from the vehicle, the news release says .

The Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Division is investigating the crash.