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Overnight fatal rollover closes 51st Avenue

The vehicle sheered off a utility pole and traveled 150 yards. (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com) The vehicle sheered off a utility pole and traveled 150 yards. (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Authorities in south Phoenix say two people died in a single-car wreck early Sunday morning.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Joaquin Enriquez said a little after 4 a.m. the driver of a white Lexus in the northbound lanes of 51st Avenue lost control and rolled the car several times. 

Enriquez said a man and a woman, both in their 20's, died at the scene.

The investigators on scene said the car was traveling extremely fast when it left the roadway rolling multiple times and coming to rest in the front driveway of a home 150 yards away.

The car cut an electric power pole mid-way up the pole during it's flight from the road causing a power outage in the nearby neighborhood.

Enriquez said there was some damage to the carport and parked vehicle of the house were the vehicle came to rest.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in this wreck. 

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