The car was traveling eastbound on Calvine Road about 8 a.m. when for an unknown reason the vehicle left the road and hit the light pole. The vehicle's engine caught fire after the crash.
The man in the car was not responsive at the scene and was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, said Elk Grove Police Officer Christopher Trim. Calvine Road was closed in the eastbound direction near Short Road.
Photo courtesy of Elk Grove Police Officer Christopher Trim.