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A portrait leans up against a stake Wednesday at the memorial site where five people died early Tuesday morning as a result of a car crash on Route 11 in Calcium. Emil Lippe/Watertown Daily Times

CALCIUM — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office identified three of the five people who died in a crash early Tuesday morning in the town of LeRay.

In a release on Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies identified three Watertown men who died in a single-vehicle crash on Route 11 on Tuesday morning as Eugene N. Coleman, 28, Julian L. White, 29, and Damon L. Scott, 21. The final two victims, a male and a female, have been identified but the sheriff’s office was still awaiting confirmation next-of-kin in the state of Texas was notified before releasing their names.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but deputies said excessive speed was a “major factor” in the accident.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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