BRIGHTWATERS - Police say a driver was killed and his passenger was injured in a crash in Brightwaters early Saturday morning.

Authorities say 25-year-old John Koch III, of Lindenhurst, struck the median on Union Boulevard, then slammed into a pole and crashed into a tree.

Koch was pronounced dead at Southside Hospital.

Police say the woman in the passenger seat suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

The cause of the crash is unknown.