DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- One person is dead and two are critically injured after a single-car accident in DeKalb County Thursday morning.

The wreck happened at around 1 a.m. outside a house on Columbia Drive near Lauren Parc Road.

DeKalb County Police Lt. Dane Cunningham said the Honda Civic was speeding when its driver lost control and hit a utility pole. The impact of the crash split the car in two.

One person inside the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Cunningham said one of the injured was taken to Atlanta Medical Center, while the other went to Grady Memorial Hospital. No names have been released.

The crash is still under investigation.

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