A driver who was speeding in Chinatown flipped the car in a horrific crash that killed a passenger early Tuesday.
The vehicle was exiting the Manhattan Bridge at a high speed when it hit a curb, rammed into a light pole and crashed into a fire hydrant at Bowery and Canal Street around 1 a.m., according to police.
The impact uprooted the fire hydrant, while the car overturned, trapping both the driver and the lone passenger inside, police said.
The two were pinned in the wreckage for about 20 minutes before the fire department managed to extricate them.
The passenger, said to be in his 20s, died at Lower Manhattan Hospital, while the 22-year-old driver is in stable condition at Bellevue, according to police.
Police are investigating whether alcohol played a role in the crash.
The passenger died at the hospital, while the driver, 22, is in stable condition at Bellevue.
(Vic Nicastro for New York Daily News)