Triple Fatal Accident

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Three people are dead after an early morning car accident in Pueblo.

It happened around 2:30 Saturday morning.

Police say a 1995 Pontiac Sports Coupe was heading north on west street near 18th Avenue.

The driver lost control and hit a tree, splitting the car in two. Three of the four people in the car died.

Emergency crews airlifted the fourth to a Denver hospital.

Police believe alcohol and excessive speed were both factors in the accident.