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Police: Car crashes into pole; 2 die

Posted: 2:29 PM, Mar 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-10 18:29:17Z
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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a car has crashed into a pole and the two people in the vehicle have died.

Dayton police say another driver came upon the scene after the crash that occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday and called police. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office has identified the two who died at the scene as 39-year-old Melvin Gipp and 19-year-old Willie Finklea, both of Dayton.

Investigators are working to reconstruct the crash in order to determine exactly what caused it.

Police say the speed limit in that area is 40 mph, but they believe the driver was going much faster than that.

Authorities say no other vehicles appeared to be involved and they had found no witnesses to the crash that split the vehicle in half.