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Two killed, one injured in Lee County crash

Two people died early Saturday after a car lost control and crashed on N.C. Highway 78 south of downtown Sanford, state Highway Patrol officials said.

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SANFORD, N.C. — Two people died early Saturday after a car lost control and crashed on N.C. Highway 78 south of downtown Sanford, state Highway Patrol officials said. 

Officials responded to the scene, near the intersection with Courtland Drive, shortly before 2 a.m. Three people were inside the Honda Civic at the time of the crash, and officials said all three were ejected after the car struck a post, golf cart and tree.

Franicsco Javier Mendoza, 23, and Jose Ignacio Atrisco-Solis, 23, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Francisco Olea Soto, also 23, was being treated at UNC Hospitals Saturday evening. 

No other information about the cause of the wreck was released.


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