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SHELDON, Vt. (AP) — Two people died and a third person was in critical condition following a car crash early Friday in the town of Sheldon, state police said.

Police were called just after 1:30 a.m. after receiving a report of the crash on Vermont Route 105.

Police say an eastbound vehicle crossed the road, went over an embankment on the westbound side of the highway and struck several trees.

First responders found the driver of the car, Bethanie Therrien, 22, of East Berkshire, and passenger Colby Reynolds, 18, of Enosburg, dead at the scene of the crash.

The third person in the car, Monica Tatro, 18, of Richford, was hospitalized with critical, but non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

This story has been corrected to show that Reynolds was 18, not 21.

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