A crash along the Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia left one man dead and a second seriously injured Saturday night.

A 2002 Nissan was traveling south in the inner lane of the Boulevard at Woodward Street about 10:20 p.m., when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to slam into a 2003 Toyota, police said.

The Nissan then went on to strike a traffic light and the front end of a 2015 Acura that was stopped in the northbound left turn lane of the highway.

The Nissan driver was ejected from the vehicle and landed about 50 feet south of the crash site, police said. Medics pronounced the 19-year-old man dead at the scene about 10:35 p.m. His name was not released Sunday afternoon because his family members had not yet been notified.

The Toyota driver suffered fractured ribs and bruised lungs, police said. He was taken to Aria Health Torresdale and listed in critical condition. No other injuries were reported.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the crash, though police said the Nissan was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control.

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