WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Saturday said a 19-year-old woman was killed and two others were critically injured when their vehicle struck a fire hydrant and tree in Whittier.

Whittier Police Department Lt. Aaron Ruiz told City News Service that the crash in the 12200 block of Beverly Boulevard happened around 1:05 a.m.

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According to authorities, the victims were traveling in a blue 1998 Chevrolet that was headed westbound on Beverly Boulevard when the driver lost control. The vehicle then sheared a fire hydrant before hitting a large pine tree.

The deceased and a 21-year-old woman were ejected from the car. They along with the 25-year-old male driver were taken to area hospitals where the 19-year-old died.

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The two other victims were listed in critical condition, police said.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation.

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