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2 killed in early Sunday crash

Two men were killed early Sunday morning when a car ran off Marion Boulevard in south Fayette County, striking a tree before it came to a stop, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.

The deceased were identified as Julius West, 32, of Atlanta and Martin Parris, 31, of Fayetteville, Babb said. Both were pronounced dead at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Babb said. A third occupant of the car was treated on the scene by paramedics, he added.

The 2008 Honda Civic was going east on Marion Boulevard near the cul-de-sac when it left the road, hit a mailbox and then struck the tree, Babb said.

The department is investigating whether drug or alcohol impairment may have played a role in the deadly crash, the sheriff confirmed.

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