Troopers said the driver, 31-year-old Joshua Lee Ford of Franklinton, was traveling west when he rounded a curve, lost control and slammed into a tree shortly before 6:30 p.m.. Ford and his passenger, Rasheen Auntuaun Crudup, 27, of Louisburg, were killed instantly.
Neither man was wearing a seatbelt, troopers said. The cause of the wreck was still under investigation, but troopers said that severe weather was not a factor.
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