2 teens dead, 2 others hospitalized after car hits tree in Surprise

Two teenagers are dead and two others remain hospitalized after a car crashed into a tree Wednesday night in Surprise, police said.

The single-car collision happened just after 5 p.m. on Dec. 7 near 151st Avenue and Paradise Lane.

The 17-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The three other passengers, an 18 year old, a 16 year old, and a 15 year old, were hospitalized. The 16-year-old passenger died at the hospital.

No identities were released.

"The cause of the crash has not been determined; however, initial information gathered at the scene indicates the driver was operating the vehicle at a high rate of speed just prior to the collision," police said.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call police at 623-222-4000 or 623-222-TIPS. You can send an email to crimetips@surpriseaz.gov. When contacting police about the incident, you should reference #221201372.

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