One killed, one hospitalized in early morning Santa Cruz crash

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BCN) – One person was killed Saturday morning in a vehicle crash in Santa Cruz.

Officers with the Santa Cruz Police Department responded Saturday at 1:01 a.m. to a report of a vehicle crash at the intersection of Center Street and Pacific Avenue.

Responding officers located a vehicle that had crashed into a tree.

Police said there were two people inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The passenger of the vehicle, identified as a man in his mid-20s, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Investigators are looking into whether speed and/or alcohol were contributing factors in the crash.

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