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Wrong-Way Driver Kills 2 In I-40 Collision In NC

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Raleigh police say two people died and a third person was critically injured after one of the drivers was speeding in the wrong direction on Interstate 40 and hit another vehicle.

Police say the head-on crash happened about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Officers said 28-year-old Carolina Linares of Morrisville was driving her car east in the westbound lanes of I-40 when she hit a light truck driven by 21-year-old Natanael Hernandez of Raleigh.

Linares and a passenger in the truck, 17-year-old Job Hernandez died in the crash.

Nathanael Hernandez was in critical condition in a local hospital.

Investigators estimated both cars were going about 65 mph when they hit, making the impact speed 130 mph.

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