2 Dead, 1 Injured After Car Falls Off 5 Freeway in Downey

Two people were killed and another was seriously injured after a vehicle fell of the 5 Freeway and crashed into a tree Saturday morning, authorities said.

The crash was reported around 5 a.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway near Paramount Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The collision occurred when the vehicle drve off of the offramp at Paramount Boulevard and struck a tree.

Two victims, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead at the scene. One female victim suffered serious injuries and was transported to a hospital, according to the CHP.

Authorities were searching for additional, possible passengers who may have been in the vehicle before it crashed.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

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