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Woman Dies in Head-On Crash

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RALEIGH — A woman is dead and two others are in WakeMedical Center after a head-on crash on Raleigh's Beltline Saturday night.Their identities have not been released.

Witnesses said a Mazda MX-6 was going south on the outer loop when itcrossed a grassy median and crashed head-on into a red Volkswagen headingnorth. The Volkswagen's driver was killed.

A woman in a car right behind the Volkswagen said it appeared that theMazda had simply turned left across the grass; she said the Mazda did notseem to be out of control.

The Mazda's driver and passenger had to be cut from the car by rescueworkers.

Traffic was backed up at least a mile in each direction. Motoristswere rerouted while police cleared the accident.

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