STARKSBORO (AP) -- Vermont State Police say a 23-year-old man has suffered back and neck injuries in a car crash in Starksboro.

Andrew Bissonette of Starksboro was hurt just after 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Route 116 when was thrown from his car. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. His passenger, Heidi Bissonette, also suffered unspecified injuries.

Authorities say speed was a contributing factor. An investigation is continuing.