Fiery Crash in Guilford County, North Carolina Tragically Kills Two and Injures Three
GUILFORD COUNTY, NC – According to an online news report at myfox8.com, three individuals tragically died and two others sustained injuries in a fiery wreck that occurred in Guilford County, per a news release by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.*
In the morning hours, the highway patrol was dispatched to the scene of the crash that occurred on United States Highway 421 close to North Carolina Highway 62.
According to a preliminary investigation, a 1992 Jeep SUV was driving slow due to mechanical issues and was rear-ended by a 2013 Toyota passenger vehicle that was operated by a 22-year-old woman from Olivia, North Carolina.
Upon impact, the Toyota stopped in the roadway and the Jeep exited the road to the left, partially in the median. Both vehicles then became engulfed in flames.
Another woman, aged 39, from Colfax, North Carolina, was operating a 2005 Honda SUV and tried to avoid the accident. She then left the roadway to the left and slammed into the Jeep. Her vehicle, upon impact, also became engulfed in flames.
The driver and two passengers in the Jeep tragically died at the accident scene. The 39-year-old woman sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The 22-year-old sustained non-life threatening injuries and was also transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The identity of the drivers and passengers who were killed has not been released to the public, per the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The accident is being investigated to learn more.
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