D.C. Police are investigating a fatal car accident that took place in Northeast early Saturday morning.
Investigators say that a 2003 Hyundai was traveling south on Division Avenue, Northeast when it veered off the road and struck a light pole located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Division Avenue and Ames Street, Northeast at around 1:35 a.m.
After hitting the pole, investigators say the car also hit a brick retaining wall.
The female passenger in the car, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver, also a woman, was taken to a local hospital and listed in critical condition.
A cause of the accident has not yet been determined.