An accident in Brookhaven early Sunday morning left two people dead and three others critically injured.

Brookhaven Police responded to a fatal wreck early Sunday morning on Clairmont Road. (Brookhaven Police Facebook)

The accident occurred early Dec. 18 when a a car with five passengers crashed into a tree on Clairmont Road. Police closed Clairmont Road at Century Center for several hours, according to Reporter broadcast partner CBS 46.

Brookhaven Police said the Georgia State Patrol will take over the investigation into the accident. They said speed appears to have been a factor.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.