Around 2:30 Sunday morning, a car collided with a utility pole, forcing the pole to break.
Des Moines Police responded to the report of the line down in the 1300 block of Hickman.
When officers arrived, a male was walking around the site of the crash with visible injuries, and was transported to Mercy Hospital.
Two others were trapped inside the car.
One male was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Methodist Hospital in critical condition.
The third male was dead at the scene.