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Two die when Jeep flips, catches fire in Harnett

Posted May 24

Two people died late Tuesday night when the Jeep they were driving crashed and caught fire in Harnett County.

— Two people died late Tuesday when their Jeep crashed and caught fire in Harnett County, authorities said.

The crash happened near the intersection of N.C. Highway 27 and Barbecue Church Road. Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the 2000-model Jeep crossed the center line, went off the road and down an embankment, where it overturned and caught fire.

Driver Sybal Michelle Johnson, 36, of Sanford, was trapped in the vehicle, while passenger Robert Clifford White, 25, of Carthage, was thrown from the Jeep and then pinned under it when it rolled over.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Jeep flips, catches fire in Harnett County; 2 dead

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