Updated with pictures: Crash on W. University Avenue leads to traffic signal outage

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

On May 1, 2021, at approximately 2:14 a.m., a vehicle traveling westward at a high rate of speed, struck a raised median near the 3200 block of West University Avenue. The vehicle then veered to the south side of the road and sidewalk, where it struck an approximate 4 foot raised wall. This caused the vehicle to head westward, where it crashed into a traffic signal pole. The vehicle wrapped around the pole and was engulfed in flames immediately.

The driver and only passenger in the vehicle died as a result of the incident. There were no other vehicles involved in the crash.

This remains an ongoing investigation.

An Alachua Chronicle reader sent in the following pictures from the scene of the crash: