FULLERTON (CBSLA.com) – A driver and passenger were killed when their car slammed into a tree Tuesday night in Fullerton.

The crash occurred at 8:43 p.m. at the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue and Euclid Street, according to Fullerton police.

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The pair was killed when the 2006 Lexus they were riding in lost control while going east on Rosecrans Avenue and crashed into a tree. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names were not confirmed.

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The cause was under investigation. Police said speed may have contributed to the crash.

The intersection was closed for the investigation and motorists were advised to take alternate routes.

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