Authorities today identified one of two men killed in a

crash in Newhall that left a third man hospitalized.

The men were riding in a car that crashed into a power pole in the 23200

block of Sierra Highway about 1 a.m. Tuesday, said Sgt. David Shoemaker of

the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Station.

“For some reason the car veered off the road and slammed into an Edison

pole, “Shoemaker said.

Two men died at the scene, including Noah Murphy, 24, whose home town

was unclear, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. The name of the other

fatally injured man was withheld pending notification of his relatives.

The survivor was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Shoemaker said