By CBSLA Staff

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — Two women were killed and three other people injured in a bad crash Monday near Long Beach Poly High.

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Officers on patrol found the two-car crash at about 1:40 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Pacific Avenue and 21st Street.

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The intersection, which is just about a mile from Long Beach Poly High and Roosevelt Elementary School, was closed for several hours for the fatal crash investigation.

A preliminary investigation determined that a 44-year-old Los Angeles woman was driving a 2017 Honda Civic north on Pacific Avenue when she hit a blue 2015 Toyota Camry. The Honda’s driver was in critical but stable condition, along with her passenger, a 30-year-old man from Gardena.

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A passenger in the Camry, a woman between 25 and 30 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene. The car’s driver, a 21-year-old Long Beach woman, died at the hospital.  Both their names were withheld pending notification of their families.

Speed is believed to have been a factor in the collision, and detectives are working to determine drugs or alcohol were also involved.

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Anyone who witnessed the collision can contact Long Beach police Collision Investigation Detective Kevin matter or Detective Shawn Loughlin at (562) 570-7355.