Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies are investigating a crash on Bloomingdale Avenue in Brandon that killed two people and shut down several streets.
At around 4:30 this morning a vehicle was traveling east at a high rate of speed on Bloomingdale Avenue when it left the road and struck a pole near Kings Avenue, deputies said.
The vehicle broke in half on impact and continued east in two pieces, deputies said.
Both the driver and passenger suffered fatal injuries.The sheriff's office is withholding their names until their families are notified.
Dali Drive to Bloomingdale Avenue and Kings Avenue to Bloomingdale Avenue were expected to be closed for several hours while TECO replaced the pole, deputies said.
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