Racine police: 2 dead after speeding vehicle slammed into tree at Erie and South Street

RACINE -- Two people were killed in a crash involving a single vehicle in Racine Saturday, June 17th.

It happened near Erie Street and South Street.

Police said a preliminary investigation has revealed the driver of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed lost control of the vehicle and it struck a tree.

The driver and passenger were in critical condition when first responders arrived, but both later died as a result of their injuries.

The driver has been identified as 22-year-old Amber Hetland. The passenger has been identified as 21-year-old Haily Montee.

Speed is believed to be a factor in this crash, police said. It's unknown at this point whether drugs or alcohol were involved.

The investigation is ongoing.

Two killed in crash in Racine (PHOTO: Christina Ferg)

Racine police investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime.  Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, or text 274637 (CRIMES).  Text message should begin with RACS.