LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — One person was killed in a single-car crash early Thursday in the Mount Washington area.

The crash happened at about 2 a.m. at Figueroa and Marmion Way. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, while two others in the car were hospitalized with unknown injuries.

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According to police, the car somehow lost control as it was driving down Figureoa and slammed into a light pole. The car was so mangled by the impact, firefighters had to cut it apart to get the two survivors out.

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The victim was later identified as 18-year-old Eddie Sanchez.

Residents in the area say speeding is a concern in the area, and drivers who aren’t familiar with the Mount Washington area are often unaware of blind spots that have resulted in car accidents in the past.

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The cause of the crash is under investigation, but speed appears to be a factor.