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Police: 2 dead after speeding SUV hits pole, bursts into flames in Brooklyn

June 08, 2019 - 11:17 am

NEW YORK (AP/1010 WINS) -- Police say two men were killed when their speeding SUV crashed into a pole and burst into flames in Brooklyn.

The crash happened early Saturday the Marine Park section.

Police say the driver of an SUV was speeding up Flatbush Avenue when he sideswiped another vehicle that was stopped at a red light.

Police say the SUV ran the red light, mounted the concrete median and hit a light pole. They say the vehicle burst into flames with the driver and one passenger inside.

Bystanders pulled the driver out of the SUV but were not able to remove the passenger.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their names were not immediately released.

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