Two People Killed, Two Injured, in Single-Car Rollover Crash in Sylmar

The truck was going in excess of 80 mph at the time of the crash, police said.

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    Two people were killed and two others were injured in a single-vehicle rollover. The youngest victim was a teenager. Robert Kovacik reports from Sylmar for the NBC4 News at 11 on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (Published Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014)

    Two men were killed and two other men suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle rollover in Sylmar Tuesday evening.

    Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the crash at 12732 N. Harding St. at 7:38 p.m., said Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    Four young men, between 16 and their early 20s, had washed the pick-up truck owned by the father of one of the men and then taken it for a ride, according to an NBC4 report. 

    According to LAPD, the truck was going too fast as it head south on Harding Street, clipping two light poles and rolling over. The truck was going in excess of 80 mph at the time of the crash, police said. The speed limit on Harding Street is 35 mph.

    Residents told NBC4 that this has long been a dangerous stretch of road for those who drive too fast.

    "It's an ongoing thing and unfortunately there's two young gentlemen over here had to die, before perhaps maybe now we can get somebody to listen," a resident said.

    The two hospitalized victims are reportedly cousins and are talking with investigators.

    NBC4's Samia Khan contributed to this report.

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