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2 dead after vehicle crashes into tree near 56th Road and Bell Road

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-23 00:44:44-05

Two people have died after their vehicle crashed into a tree near 56th Street and Bell Road Friday afternoon.

The Phoenix Fire Department said just after 1 p.m., firefighters arrived at the scene and found two people trapped inside the vehicle who needed to be extricated.

Phoenix police added that the vehicle involved in the crash was a Tesla sedan and the occupants were identified as 83-year-old Henry Deihl and 81-year-old Diane Deihl.

After being extricated, both were pronounced dead, according to fire officials.

Officials say, the investigation shows the Tesla sedan was driving at a high rate of speed before the collision occurred.