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Teenagers killed in Fayetteville wreck

Two 18-year-old men died in a two-vehicle wreck at Camden and Cumberland roads in Fayetteville Saturday afternoon, police said.

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Kaleb Valliant, Thadius Markle
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Two 18-year-old men died in a two-vehicle wreck at Camden and Cumberland roads in Fayetteville Saturday afternoon, police said.

Kaleb Valliant, of Aberdeen, and Thadius Markle, of Raeford, were transported to local hospitals, but died of their injuries.

Valliant is listed as captain of the varsity soccer team at Hoke County High School on the school's sports Web site. Markle also attended the Raeford school.

Investigators said that Valliant was driving a 1995 Isuzu on Camden Road around 2:30 p.m. when he failed to stop for a stop sign and was struck by a 1996 Lincoln. Markle was a passenger in the front seat of Valliant's Isuzu.

The Isuzu flipped over, and at least one of the men was ejected from it.

Police have not filed charges in the wreck but continued to investigate.

Grief counselors will be available at Hoke County High School on Monday, a school official said.

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