2 killed, 1 critically injured in Santa Clarita crash

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies investigate a fatal crash in the 23000 block of N. Sierra Highway in Santa Clarita on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Two men were killed and a third man critically injured following a violent crash in Santa Clarita early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The single-vehicle accident occurred in the 23000 block of N. Sierra Highway around 1 a.m., Sgt. David Shoemaker of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station said.

Shoemaker said the car slammed into a utility pole.

The two men were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names were not released pending notification of next of kin. A third man was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

It's unclear if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

City News Service contributed to this report
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