Two teenagers die in north side crash

CREATED Apr. 14, 2013 - UPDATED: Apr. 15, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Police are taking Monday to discover the cause of a crash that killed two teenagers, 18 and 19 years old.

The crash happened Sunday near the corner of North 11th Street and West Capitol Drive on Milwaukee's north side.

According to the Medical Examiner's report, the 18-year old driver and 19-year old passenger died on scene when their car hit a tree at a high rate of speed.

The car split in two when the crash happened.

Witnesses called the crash horrifying.  They believe the Chevrolet crashed because the driver, 18, was speed racing.

It's unclear how fast the car was traveling, or if it struck another car.

People who live near the crash scene tell us they heard a tire screeching and a loud boom.

"I saw a body on the ground. I saw a body hanging from the car that was embedded into the tree. It was awful," said Katrina Williams, who saw the crash.