The SUV was eastbound on Harbor Boulevard at a high rate of speed around 11 p.m. Wednesday when it hit a light pole, partially ejecting the driver.

DESTIN — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash on U.S. Highway 98 in Destin on Wednesday night.

According to a press release from OCSO, deputies say the SUV was eastbound on Harbor Boulevard at a high rate of speed around 11 p.m. when it hit a light pole, partially ejecting the driver, 24-year old Brittany Torres of Santa Rosa Beach.

Torres was taken to the Destin Emergency Room where she was pronounced dead.

A passenger was not injured.

Power was knocked out in the general area but was restored by around 5 a.m. Thursday morning.