MENLO PARK -- Two people were killed early Saturday after their car careened out of control and slammed into a tree along southbound Highway 101, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Around 1:41 a.m., officers responded to a solo vehicle crash on Highway 101 near the Willow Road off-ramp. When officers arrived, they found a Toyota sedan with a driver and a passenger had collided with a tree, the CHP stated in a release.

Both the driver and the passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not been released.

According to the CHP, the Toyota may have been traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to properly make a right turn onto the off-ramp. The Toyota then continued straight where it struck two separate trees.

The collision is currently under investigation and the CHP said alcohol may have been a factor. No other cars were involved in the crash.

Anyone with information on the crash can contact CHP officer Vincent Pompliano at 650-369-6261.

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