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Authorities still working to ID pair killed in weekend crash

Posted June 16, 2015

— Authorities said Tuesday they are still trying to identify two people killed in a fiery weekend crash near Sanford.

A Chevrolet SUV was southbound on Pickard Road shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday when it ran off the right side of the road about 1.5 miles south of N.C. Highway 42 and collided with a mailbox, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The driver then over-corrected and crossed the center line of the road before over-correcting again and running off the right side of the road a second time.

The SUV then flipped, slammed into a utility pole and caught fire.

A witness was able to pull Tyrann Snipes, 22, of Sanford, from the back seat, but the driver and another passenger were trapped inside the burning vehicle and died, authorities said.


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  • Belinda Warrick Jun 18, 2015
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    It says they were able to pull him out. Shouldn't he be able to tell you who else was in the car?

  • Ben Sanders Jun 16, 2015
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    "A witness was about to pull Tyrann Snipes, 22, of Sanford, from the back seat."

    The suspense is killing me wral. What happened, did the witness save him?