Passenger dies after car hits pole in Mississauga, driver arrested

Man, 31, died at scene, male driver in custody for excess blood alcohol content

A man who was a passenger in a car has died and the driver was arrested with excess blood alcohol content, after the car struck a pole early Saturday in Mississauga.

A 31-year-old Mississauga man died early Saturday morning after the car he was a passenger in hit a pole. The driver was arrested with excess blood alcohol content and brought to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Peel regional police said a 31-year-old man from Mississauga was pronounced dead on scene. The crash occurred around 4:37 a.m. on Saturday at Central Parkway and Eglinton Avenue.

The driver, a 21-year-old man, was arrested for excess blood alcohol content and brought to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

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