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Two dead in I-85 crash in Mebane

Posted February 9, 2010 9:05 a.m. EST
Updated February 9, 2010 4:34 p.m. EST

— Two people died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 85/40 near Mebane Oaks Road at about 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to the state Highway Patrol.

A Honda Civic was westbound on the highway when it either stopped or stalled in the second lane from the left-hand shoulder, the Highway Patrol said. A Ford Explorer then rear-ended the Civic.

Two people were killed, but it wasn't immediately clear if they were both among the four occupants of the Civic or if the driver of the Explorer was one of the victims.

The other three people involved in the wreck were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Their conditions were unknown Tuesday afternoon.

The names of the victims hadn't been released as of Tuesday afternoon.