One man is dead and a second is in serious condition after a vehicle crashed into a pole.

Ottawa Paramedics, Ottawa Fire and Ottawa Police responded to the intersection of Merivale Road and Raven Avenue at 2:52 a.m. Saturday.

Paramedics say two men were found trapped inside a severely damaged vehicle.

A 27-year-old man sustained multiple severe injuries and was found to be in cardiac arrest. 

Once extricated from the car, paramedics initiated aggressive resuscitation. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 19-year-old man was stabilized by paramedics as firefighters extricated him from the wreckage. 

He sustained critical injuries to his lower extremities. Paramedics continued to stabilize his injuries on the way to the Trauma Centre. 

He was listed in serious condition.

Ottawa Police are investigating.