Deadly Benton County car crash under investigation - KPTV - FOX 12

Deadly Benton County car crash under investigation

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The Benton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash that happened on Cardwell Hill Drive, just west of Corvallis.

Two people were killed, but they have yet to be identified.

It happened just after 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Witnesses say the vehicle crashed into a power pole near the intersection of Mitchell and Cardwell Hill drives.

A fire from the crash ignited the power pole and electricity was temporarily disrupted.

The scene was cleared by 7:30 a.m.

The initial investigation indicates speed was a major factor in the crash.

The vehicle involved was a 2011 BMW.

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