11/22/2014 09:15 EST | Updated 01/22/2015 05:59 EST

2 young adults killed in east-end Montreal car crash

Two people between the ages of 18 and 20 are dead after an early-morning crash in Montreal's east end.

The incident took place around 2:15 a.m. ET, according to Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant of the Montreal police.

The car was travelling west on Notre-Dame Street East when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree on private residential property.

The car then ricocheted off the tree and hit the home's balcony in a secondary impact.

Five young adults — four men and one woman — were in the car. Two passengers were pronounced dead in hospital; the other three are in critical condition.

The car was totalled and first-responders had to use the jaws of life to extract the passengers.

Brabant said speed played a factor in the collision. Police are still investigating whether alcohol played a role.

Notre-Dame Street East has since reopened between Marien and Laurendeau avenues.