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New Haven Police identify two victims in fatal crash that split car in half

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are investigating after a car crashed into a utility pole, causing the vehicle to split in half early Sunday morning in New Haven.

The incident happened just around 1 a.m. near Middletown Avenue and Front Street.

According to New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff, a 23-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were traveling in a Honda Civic on Middletown Avenue when the operator lost control of the car and hit a utility pole. It is unclear which of the two occupants of the car was the operator.

Upon crashing, both occupants were ejected from the car. They were pronounced dead on the scene by personnel of New Haven Police and Fire who responded to the crash.

The victims have been identified as Edwin Deida, 23, and Julisa Myers, 21 — both of New Haven.

The accident is under investigation by the NHPD Accident Reconstruction Team. Witnesses to this accident are asked to contact the New Haven Police Department at (203) 946-6316.

This is a developing story. Stay with the News 8 app and wtnh.com for continuing updates.

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