Three people are dead after a car slammed into a tree in Brampton overnight.

Peel Regional Police responded to a single-vehicle collision in the area of Elmvale Avenue and Conestoga Drive on Saturday, shortly after 2 a.m.

Police said a vehicle crashed into a tree and was engulfed in flames. When the fire was extinguished, three occupants in the vehicle were located and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Brampton crash

Sources told CP24 that the victims were 18 years old and under. Further details about them have not been released.

The front-end of the car sustained significant damage from the impact into the tree. Police said the white Honda Civic was travelling southbound and left the road for an unknown reason prior to the collision.

A large amount of debris was also seen scattered on the ground in the area.

Brampton crash

A nearby resident, who identified herself as Natasha, said a loud bang woke her up in the middle of the night.

"I looked out my window and I had a clear view. I just saw a car in flames, the trees in flames," she told CP24 Saturday morning.

"We thought whoever hit the tree left. But I understood...there were people in the car so I'm very heartbroken," she added.

Brampton crash scene

Later in the afternoon, people who identified themselves as family and friends of the victim placed flowers and a teddy bear at the crash site.

Forensics and major collision units have launched an investigation into the crash.

Police are asking anyone in the area who may have heard or seen anything leading up to the incident to contact them.