Speed blamed in NC-57 crash that killed 3 people in Orange County

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Three people died in a crash on NC-57 in Orange County, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened Thursday morning just before 7 on NC-57 about a mile from Strouds Creek Road. The area remained closed until around 10 a.m.

Two people died at the scene of the crash, and a third died at the hospital.

Investigators said Timothy Dylan Williams, 21, was driving a Hyundai car at a high rate of speed. He then went off the road to the right and over-corrected across the center lane and into the path of an oncoming Ford Edge.

Inside the Ford was Ricky Willard, 53, and Regina Willard, 55.

All three people involved in the crash died from their injuries.

Highway Patrol said speed was the primary factor in the crash.
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