Double fatal accident near Wendell


The crash happened around 4:20 p.m. in the westbound lanes near Wendell Boulevard.

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The Highway Patrol said a 2000 Honda Civic, was traveling westbound when it attempted to pass a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo, The Civic struck the Aveo in the rear portion of the car.

The impact caused the Civic to lose control and skid sideways. At the same time, a flatbed tractor trailer struck the Civic in the driver's side door area.

As a result of the collision, both the driver and passenger of the Civic died at the scene. They have been identified as 21-year-old Roxanne Swanner and 29-year-old Santez Keys, both of Washington, N.C.

The drivers of the Aveo and the tractor trailer were not injured.

The investigation into the crash is continuing.

There's no word yet on if the rainy weather was a factor in the crash.

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