- Associated Press - Monday, May 12, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Police say speed was a factor that killed two people when their car went through a chain link fence before smashing into trees near a small college.

Officer Frank Bonifacio on Monday says it appears the driver was speeding in the single-vehicle crash near Mills College in east Oakland early Sunday morning.

Police say it is unknown if alcohol also played a factor.

Also Monday, the Alameda County Coroner’s office identified the dead victims as 21-year-old Duwan Palmer of Emeryville and 28-year-old Kenisha Lewis. Both died at a local hospital on Sunday.

Authorities say two other passengers remain hospitalized and are listed in critical condition after crews used the Jaws of Life to pull them from the wreckage.

The driver was later found injured blocks away from the scene.


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