CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An investigation is underway after a single-vehicle accident crash killed two people in north Charlotte early Sunday morning.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to a call in the 3400 block of Hubbard Road near Haybridge Road.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 2012 Dodge Challenger had left the road and struck a tree. Both passengers, 40-year-old Larry Lee Lockhart Jr. and 42-year-old Tabitha Denise Staton were pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that speed was a factor in the crash. The car lost control and drove off the right side of the roadway into an embankment, and stuck a tree on the passenger side.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.