BUFFALO, N.Y. — Three people were injured in a car accident on Buffalo's East Side around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

The crash occurred on St. Louis Avenue, near Walden Avenue, where police say a Dodge Durango traveling south drove into a tree. The Buffalo Fire Department responded to the accident and helped remove the driver and two passengers from the vehicle.

All three people inside the car were taken away by ambulance.

The 26-year-old man who drove the vehicle is listed in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center as of Sunday.

Police are attempting to identify the other two passengers.

Police said they are investigating whether or not speed played a role in the crash.

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