Two teenagers were killed in Northeast Cobb early Sunday morning when the car in which they were riding crashed into a brick sign and caught fire.
Sgt. Dana Pierce of the Cobb Police Department said the victims were Stephen Nolasco, 19, and Matthew Bennett, 18, both of Marietta.
WSB-TV reported Sunday afternoon that Nolasco and Bennett were Sprayberry High School graduates and former soccer players there who were attending Georgia Perimeter College.
The accident occurred around 3:20 a.m. when a silver 2001 Volvo S60 Nolasco was driving northbound on Sandy Plains Road lost control and crossed southbound lanes before slamming into a brick sign at the intersection of Kinjac Drive, according to Pierce.
The car then caught fire, killing both Nolasco and Bennett, he said.
Pierce said the Volvo was traveling at "a high rate of speed" on Sandy Plains when Nolasco apparently lost control, and police are seeking information about the victims' activities before the accident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cobb Police at 770-499-3987.