A car that had been reported stolen crashed into a Fairfax County, Virginia home Tuesday night, killing the driver and a passenger, police said. The residents were not injured.
The driver was identified Wednesday as Antonio A. Badie, 28 of Furman Lane in Alexandria. The passenger's name has not yet been released by police.
The car slammed into the first floor of a home in the 6800 block of Smithway Drive in the Alexandria section of the county, police said. Officers arrived on the scene about 8 p.m.
Badie was taken to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, where he died. The 27-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger's name has not been released.
The residents of the house -- a couple with two young sons -- were at church at the time of the violent crash, neighbors said.
Police say the car was traveling east in the westbound lane of Beacon Hill Road at a high rate of speed when the driver veered away from oncoming traffic and lost control. The car hit a curb before racing across a lawn and hitting trees, a metal fence and the house, police said.
Police say they found a gun and marijuana in the car, a 2008 Honda that had been reported stolen from Falls Church.
A witness said the driver was speeding at more than 80 mph before losing control. The witness said the vehicle hit a fire hydrant before plowing into the dining room of the home. The crash was so powerful that the fire hydrant ended up inside the house, officials said.
The crash wasn't the first on this block in recent years. Last year, a fire truck rolled over and took down a fence, and two cars have crashed there, neighbors said.
Police said speed may be a factor in the crash. Detectives are investigating whether drugs or alcohol may have been factors as well.