High-speed crash halves car, kills two

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene of two-car collision that happened late Friday night in South San Francisco.

The crash occurred just before midnight, around 11:55 p.m. at the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Pine Avenue, according to police Lt. Keith Wall.

Two vehicles collided with each other as one was traveling southbound and the other was traveling northbound, Wall said.

The collision caused the southbound vehicle, a Honda Civic, to strike a tree, cutting the vehicle in half. Two occupants inside that vehicle, identified as an 18-year-old San Francisco woman and a 21-year-old Brisbane man, died at the scene, according to Wall.

The victims’ names are not being released at this time, pending notification of their families.

Two occupants inside the vehicle traveling northbound escaped injury, Wall said.

Officers are investigating reports that the Honda Civic was traveling at a high rate of speed. Additionally, they’re looking into whether alcohol played a factor in the collision, according to Wall.

Traffic in the area was closed as officers investigated the collision, however, roads have since reopened, Wall said.