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1 Killed, 1 Critically Injured When Maserati Slams Into Tree in Long Beach, Appears to Be Split in Half

A man was killed and another was critically injured when a Maserati slammed into a tree in Long Beach Friday night, officials said.

A Maserati appears to be split in half and badly damaged after the driver crashed into a tree in Long Beach on March 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

A Maserati appears to be split in half and badly damaged after the driver crashed into a tree in Long Beach on March 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash was reported just before 7 p.m. in the area of Los Coyotes Diagonal and Traffic Circle.

The vehicle, a newer model Maserati, appeared to be split in half and was wrapped around the tree, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

A passenger, a man in his 50s, was partially ejected from the vehicle and died. Another man in his 40s was taken to a hospital in critical condition, officials said.

Based on the extensive damage to the vehicle, officials believe it was traveling at a high rate of speed, a Long Beach Fire Department captain told KTLA.

A witness told KTLA that the Maserati was going "super fast" before it crashed into the tree.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Long Beach Police Department. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor. It was not raining at the time of the crash, officials said.

KTLA's Matt Phillips contributed to this story.