Two people died when their vehicle hit a tree and flew into another tree off U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park early this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported on southbound Highway 101 near the Willow Road off-ramp at 1:52 a.m., the CHP said.

The female driver was speeding there and lost control of the car. It struck a tree, which launched it into the air and into another tree, the CHP said.

The driver and her male passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene. They have not been identified.

The Willow Road off-ramp was closed until about 3:30 a.m. while the CHP investigated the crash.



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