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Two killed in high-speed crash near Lumberton

Posted July 24, 2012 11:57 a.m. EDT
Updated July 24, 2012 12:00 p.m. EDT

Two men from Baltimore, Md., were killed Monday night after their car ran off the road at a high rate of speed on I-95 near Lumberton. According to the Robeson County Highway Patrol, the vehicle had been traveling at 120 mph.

Authorities said the driver, Avon Lamont Brown Jr., 31, was ejected from the vehicle after it ran off the road near mile marker 27. The vehicle was split in half after it overturned and hit a tree. Edward Anthony Crudup, 18, was trapped in the vehicle after it came to rest, according to the highway patrol.

The speed limit on I-95 in that area is 65 mph. Authorities said the vehicle was going 115 mph at the time of impact.

No other information was available.