A man driving an Infiniti SUV was seriously injured and a woman, who was the sole passenger, died after the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into trees and poles near Ace Hardware, 2660 Sheridan Road in Zion, Thursday evening. | Photo: Willie Gillespie (@wgweather)

Police say speed and intoxication contributed to a single-car crash that left a woman dead and a man seriously injured in Zion Thursday evening.

The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire and Rescue Department responded at 9:32 p.m. Thursday to the area of Ace Hardware, 2660 Sheridan Road, for a single-vehicle crash.

Emergency crews arrived and found a vehicle with heavy damage, according to fire radio traffic.

According to witnesses, an Infiniti EX35 left the roadway and hit several trees and a light pole before coming to a rest, Zion Police Lieutenant Derek Zaloudek said.

A man driving an Infiniti SUV was seriously injured and a woman, who was the sole passenger, died after the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into trees and poles near Ace Hardware, 2660 Sheridan Road in Zion, Thursday evening. | Photo: North Shore Updates

The driver was a 38-year-old Waukegan man and the sole passenger was a 40-year-old Zion woman.

Both were trapped in the Infiniti with significant injuries, Zaloudek said.

Numerous fire departments responded to the scene to assist with extricating the two victims.

Firefighters successfully extricated both occupants at around 10:15 p.m., according to fire department radio traffic.

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Paramedics transported the victims to area hospitals.

A man driving an Infiniti SUV was seriously injured and a woman, who was the sole passenger, died after the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into trees and poles near Ace Hardware, 2660 Sheridan Road in Zion, Thursday evening. | Photo: Willie Gillespie (@wgweather)

The woman succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead, Zaloudek said.

The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was requested to investigate the crash.

ComEd and Hometown Electric addressed property damage within their purview, Zaloudek said.

Speed and intoxication are primary contributing factors in the crash.

The incident remains under investigation by MCAT and Zion police.