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Police: Two Killed In Overnight Crash Of Speeding Pickup Truck In Stamford

Flowers mark the site where a truck slammed into a tree on Hope Street early Saturday claiming the lives of two young men, Stamford Police said. A third man was treated and released from hospital.
Flowers mark the site where a truck slammed into a tree on Hope Street early Saturday claiming the lives of two young men, Stamford Police said. A third man was treated and released from hospital. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Two men are dead after the truck they were in slammed into this tree on Hope Street early Saturday morning, Stamford Police said. A third man was treated and released from hospital.
Two men are dead after the truck they were in slammed into this tree on Hope Street early Saturday morning, Stamford Police said. A third man was treated and released from hospital. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Two people are dead after a speeding out-of-control pickup truck slammed into a tree on Hope Street early Saturday, Stamford Police said.

Police have not released the names of the 20-year-old Stamford resident, who was the driver, and the 23-year-old passenger, who died. Another passenger, a 20-year-old, was treated and released from Stamford Hospital, police said.

The accident occurred at 1:13 a.m. Saturday when a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck slammed into a tree near the intersection of Hope Street and Barnstable Lane, police said. The pickup truck was northbound on Hope Street at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash, police said.

As the truck approached Hartford Avenue, the driver began to lose control and crossed into the southbound lane, police said. The truck then skidded into a tree off the west side of the road at the junction of Barnstable Lane, police said.

On Saturday, the site became a memorial as flowers were placed at the tree while some debris from the crash was still present.

The crash scene is south of the Springdale train station, near the Riverbend office park.

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact the police department's C.A.R.S. division at 203-977-4712.

The investigation is being conducted by Officer Jeffrey Booth and Sgt. Andrew Gallagher.

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