GREENE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an upstate New York man is facing manslaughter charges after he drove drunk, crashed into a utility pole and killed his passenger.
The accident happened early Friday in Greene, northeast of Binghamton.
Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call about a car that had crashed into a utility pole.
The Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin reports (http://press.sn/1dCuHD2 ) that 23-year-old passenger Brandon Archer was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, 22-year-old Bradley Goodrich, was taken to a hospital by helicopter for treatment of internal injuries.
Investigators say Goodrich was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
He is expected to be arraigned on charges including second-degree vehicular manslaughter after he is released from the hospital.
It was not clear if Goodrich had an attorney.
Information from: Press & Sun-Bulletin, http://www.pressconnects.com