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Two passengers in speeding car die in crash in La Jolla

San Diego police
Posted at 11:55 AM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 14:55:45-05

LA JOLLA (CNS) - Two passengers riding in a speeding car died today when the vehicle hit a palm tree on Girard Avenue, police said.

The crash happened at 3:16 a.m. when the driver of a Nissan Altima was speeding westbound on 1000 Torrey Pines Road, said Officer Dino Delimitros of the San Diego Police Department.

The 26-year-old man driving the Altima made a left turn onto 7500 Girard Ave., lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a palm tree, the officer said.

Two male passengers, ages 19 and 21, received major injuries and died at the scene, Delimitros said.

The injured driver was taken to a hospital and will be held on suspicion of driving under the influence, the officer said.