Car slams into tree on Roosevelt Blvd, 2 dead

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA - December 18, 2011

It happened just before 1:00 a.m. Saturday in the southbound lanes near Holme Street in Northeast Philadelphia.

Police say the driver of a vehicle slammed into a tree with such impact that the car was split in half.

A male in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another male, also in his 20s was taken to Aria Hospital-Torresdale Division, were he died from his injuries.

No word on the identities of the victims.

Police are still investigating what caused the driver to lose control.

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