Huntsville Police are investigating a fatal wreck that shut down part of Pulaski Pike Friday morning.
Investigators said the driver, Marvin Jackson, 31, of Huntsville, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police told WAAY 31 that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed into a utility pole shortly before midnight.
A female passenger had to be freed from the vehicle before being rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police closed down Pulaski Pike between Winchester Road and Cedar Point Drive while they worked the wreck.