On February 14, 2013 at approximately 12:57 AM, officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle vs. telephone pole crash at Hillside and Shawnee. Upon their arrival they discovered a 1990 Mustang driven by Ernest Galvel Lopez Jr, WM, 41 had been eastbound on Hillside at a high rate of speed. Lopez lost control of his car and struck an Excel Energy power line pole in the 5300 block of Hillside. He was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Speed and alcohol are factors in this collision. The incident is being investigated by the Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Dept.