Two die in Gilbert car accident

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GILBERT, Ariz. -- Two men died Wednesday night after a car struck a light pole in Gilbert.

Michael Jacob Bruenig, 23, was driving south on San Tan Village Parkway when his Honda Civic struck a light pole at Ray Road.

Bruenig and his passenger, 39-year-old Bryan Joseph Taube, were both killed in the collision.

Authorities said speed and alcohol may have played a role in the accident.

The Gilbert traffic reconstruction team is investigating the incident.