By CBSBoston.com Staff

NEW BEDFORD (CBS) — Two people were killed in a car crash on Route 140 in New Bedford Sunday evening. Massachusetts State Police said it happened near the 6.2-mile marker around 7:45 p.m.

According to a preliminary investigation, a 2010 Mercury Milan, that was headed northbound, drove off the road, hit a guardrail, went into the median, and hit a tree. Bryan Crow, the 38-year-old man driving, and Sally Moreland, the 35-year-old woman in the car, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

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The victims are from Newport News, Virginia.

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State Police said it’s unclear why the car left the roadway but speed is believed to be a contributor to the crash. No other cars were involved.

The left lane of the highway was closed for three hours while crews responded.

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State Police are still investigating.

CBSBoston.com Staff