2 dead after car crashes into pickup in St. Paul, driver arrested


Two people were killed after a car slammed into the back of a pickup in St. Paul early Friday morning.

Police say around 2:30 a.m., four people were riding in the car when it hit the pickup parked in the 1500 block of Hazelwood Street. The pickup was unoccupied.

Two passengers were pronounced dead at the scene, another was taken to Regions Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide.

Police say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. Investigators will determine if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

The identities of the victims have not been released.

Another fatal accident was also reported in the metro.

In Cottage Grove, a man was killed after the car he was driving hit a railroad trestle late Thursday night.

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