DELAWARE COUNTY, Ohio — Two people were seriously injured after their vehicle reportedly crashed into a utility pole at a high rate of speed in Delaware County late Tuesday night, police said.

Around 23.45, an officer from the village of Genoa City Police Department were driving north on State Route 4 at Lewis Center Road when they saw a vehicle traveling south at 100 mph.

The officer attempted to catch up to the vehicle and alerted another officer who was nearby. The officer did not pursue because of the dangerous speed, according to police.

The suspect’s vehicle was last seen heading west on Big Alnutt Road. When officers began patrolling Big Walnut Road, they found the suspect vehicle had left the street near Worthington Road and struck a utility pole.

The driver, who was a man, was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital in critical condition, police said. The female passenger was taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in critical condition.

It is reported that no officers were injured in the incident.

Investigators believe that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident, the police said.

Genoa Township Police and the Columbus Police Department’s Accident Investigation Unit are investigating the crash.