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2 dead in Youngsville head-on crash

Posted December 26, 2019 9:56 p.m. EST
Updated December 27, 2019 4:27 p.m. EST

— Two people were killed in a head-on crash in the Younsgville area Thursday night.

Alexandra Cunningham, 21, of Wake Forest, was westbound on N.C. Highway 96 when her vehicle crossed the center line near the Ridgewood Road intersection shortly before 8 p.m., according to the State Highway Patrol.

The vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by William Duncan, 65, of Youngsville, killing both drivers, authorities said.

Three other people were injured in the crash and were taken to WakeMed for treatment. Their conditions weren't known Friday.

Two miles away, a house in the 7300 block of N.C. 96 was engulfed in flames. Authorities said the crash and the fire were reported four minutes apart.

No injuries from the fire were reported. Crews from Franklin, Wake and Granville counties battled the blaze.

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