- Associated Press - Sunday, December 27, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say two people are dead after the car they were in jumped a sidewalk and then crashed into street lights.

Police say the incident took place Saturday around 11:20 p.m. on Charleston Boulevard at Mohawk Street.

According to investigators, a Hyundai was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver somehow lost control.

The vehicle hit a curb, drove up onto the sidewalk and then hit two street light poles.

The car came to a rest in the roadway, straddling the median.

Emergency responders went to the scene but pronounced the 31-year-old male driver and a 27-year-old male passenger dead.

Their names have not been released.

The incident brings the number of traffic-related fatalities in Las Vegas this year to 123.

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