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Two killed in wreck on Highway 64 near Pittsboro

Posted September 19, 2015

Two men died late Friday after a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 64 between Siler City and Pittsboro, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the wreck happened at about 8:30 p.m. when Taveon Anthony Machen, 18, of Greensboro, failed to yield the right of way when pulling onto the highway from Alex Cockman Road.

A Kia SUV traveling east on U.S. 64 hit Machen's car, causing it to spin around. Machen's car came to rest in the median. Machen was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the Honda, 18-year-old Kavasia Kasan Hatch, of Pittsboro, was ejected from the car through the rear window and landed on the westbound shoulder of the highway.

Hatch was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he later died.

Other people inside the vehicles were taken to UNC Hospitals, but troopers did not release their names of information about their injuries.

An investigation of the wreck is ongoing.

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  • Sonja Yagel Sep 20, 2015
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    I believe in seat belts