Crash report released in triple fatal crash

Three died when the car burst into flames

July 12, 2012 8:13:06 PM PDT
The State Highway Patrol has released more details about a triple fatal crash on the Wake-Granville County line.

Troopers have identified the driver as 21-year-old Martin Kokus. They said his passengers were 19-year-old Marissa Paige Blanks and 20-year-old Tyler Duncan.

Authorities said Kokus was speeding and driving recklessly when he lost control of the vehicle on Old Weaver Trail just after 2 a.m. Sunday.

The car then hit a tree and burst into flames killing everyone inside.

A toxicology report is pending on the driver.

Relatives said all three were headed home from a party at the time of the crash.

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