VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach police have identified the two people killed in a crash on Virginia Beach Boulevard Thursday night.

The crash was reported around 8:10 p.m. in the 5300 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle was traveling westbound in the 5300 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard when the driver lost control and hit a median. The vehicle went airborne, striking a tree in the median, then came to a final rest entangled around the tree.

Fire crews arrived on scene to extricate the driver and passenger from their vehicle. Both had succumbed to their injuries inside the vehicle.

On May 10, police identified the driver as  24-year old Iyonni Aniko Jackson, and the passenger as 22-year-old Lexus Ivette Barnett.

Excessive speed was believed to be a contributing factor.

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