NEW ORLEANS - A passenger was killed and the driver and another passenger are in critical condition after an auto crash late Tuesday night on Almonaster Avenue.

The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. in the 5900 block of Almonaster Avenue.

According to police, a vehicle with three people inside was traveling westbound on Almonaster Avenue when the driver apparently lost control and struck a light pole. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and found on the neutral ground nearby. A passenger was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver and another passenger were taken to the hospital and are listed as critical.