CARMICHAEL (CBS13) – A man in his 20s has died after his car drifted off of the road and crashed into a pole in Carmichael early Tuesday morning.

It all started about 1:45 a.m. when a car crashed into a power pole along Fair Oaks Boulevard near Wayside Lane.

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According to California Highway Patrol, the crash was so powerful the pole was split in two. The driver died at the scene.

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SMUD was called out to the scene to correct the pole.

“We’re not sure if alcohol was a factor,” said Ofc. Darrell Whitebear with CHP. “There was some drug paraphernalia found in the victim’s pocket.”

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The scene of the crash has now been cleared.