11AM UPDATE: Police tell us the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash is alive. They are not releasing any additional information at this time.

ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- Police in Elmira are investigating a late night crash in the Big Lots parking lot.

First responders were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Lake Street and Madison Avenue shortly before 11 p.m.

That's where a car slammed into a utility pole and tree, splitting the pole in half.

State and Elmira Police were on the scene along with members of the Chemung County Sheriff's Department.

We're working to learn more about the moments leading up to the accident and find out how the driver is doing.

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