2 killed, 3 seriously injured in early morning crash at 12th and Belmont

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two people are dead and three others have serious injuries following a two-vehicle crash early Sunday morning at 12th and Belmont.

The crash was reported just before 2 a.m. Kansas City police say the driver of a dark grey Lexus was traveling east on 12th Street at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control and crossed the double yellow lines and struck the passenger side of a Chevy Traverse and then struck a utility pole.

The driver and passenger in the Lexus were both pronounced dead at the scene. They have been identified as 20-year-old Jaime Hernandez and 22-year-old Gabino Olmos, both from Kansas City, Missouri. Both were wearing seatbelts.

Police said impairment is under investigation for both drivers.

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