HANCOCK PARK (CBSLA) – Two people were killed and a third person is in critical condition following a high-speed two-car wreck in the Hancock Park neighborhood near Hollywood early Monday morning. The impact was so powerful it uprooted a palm tree and damaged a fire hydrant.

March 30, 2020. (LAPD)

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The collision occurred at about 2 a.m. on North Highland Avenue, near Melrose Avenue.

Los Angeles police report that the two BMW sedans were speeding southbound on Highland Avenue when they lost control and collided.

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Police arrived on scene to find one person trapped inside a burning vehicle. That person was rescued by L.A. Fire Department crews and taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Two people were pronounced dead. They were not immediately identified.

(LAPD)

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There was no word on whether the cars were street racing when they collided.