CARMEL, N.Y. — Authorities say a driver and two passengers are dead after their car crashed in Connecticut after fleeing from a traffic stop in suburban New York.

Putnam County authorities say a sheriff’s deputy in a marked cruiser began following the Nissan Maxima after he observed it driving erratically about a mile from the Putnam-Connecticut border early Saturday.

They say the deputy sheriff attempted to pull the car over but it crossed into Danbury, Connecticut, where it accelerated and went off the road, crashing into a metal utility pole a short time later.

Authorities say the three victims, all male, were killed on impact. Two female passengers in the car suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The incident is under investigation.