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Updated: 2 killed, 2 injured in Riverside bus bench crash

Courtesy NBC LA

A woman and a girl were pronounced dead at the scene of a crash in Riverside, California on Friday.

Officials say two people have been killed and two others severely injured when a car plowed into a bus bench near the intersection of Magnolia and Tyler Avenue in the city of Riverside.

"Units arrived on scene and found one vehicle had left the roadway and traveled into a bus stop area where there were numerous civilians standing waiting for the bust to arrive," said Bob Bock of the City of Riverside Fire Department. 

Riverside Officer Bryan Galbreath said the accident occurred about 1 p.m. Friday when a car crossed two lanes of traffic, jumped the curb, then crashed into a light pole and into a bench where several people were waiting for a bus.

A woman approximately in her 20s and a girl, 2 to 3 years old, were pronounced dead at the scene. A man and a woman were also taken to the hospital with severe injuries to their legs.

Galbreath said the driver has been detained. He said there is no indication of any reason why the vehicle crashed.

Identities have not been released.

Galbreath says police are investigating whether the driver was intoxicated.

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