Killeen police are investigating a rollover crash that occurred on East Rancier Thursday night, severely injuring the driver.

Officers responded to the 2900 block of E. Rancier at 9:05 PM after receiving several calls about a crash. When officers arrived, they learned that a white Honda Civic was traveling eastbound in the inner lane when the driver lost control and veered off the road, stroking a utility pole. After knocking the pole over, the car continued to slide and eventually overturned and came to rest on its roof.

The driver of the Honda was ejected from the vehicle and was airlifted to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple with severe injuries. The passenger was treated by EMS responders at the scene, but declined transport to the hospital.

Officers believe the Honda was involved in a race with an unidentified black vehicle when the accident occurred. The KPD Traffic Unit is currently investigating the accident and will release more information as it becomes available.