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A 26-year-old Buffalo man was killed when the car in which he was a backseat passenger crashed into a utility pole at about 4:30 a.m. today on Ridge Road near Rosary Avenue in Lackawanna, Lackawanna Police reported.

Brian Matthew Sprull, no home address listed, died of severe internal injuries. He was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital shortly after the accident.

The woman driver, whose name has not yet been released, suffered a broken arm, according to police.

The accident remains under investigation.