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Man, boy killed in fiery crash on Louisburg Road in Raleigh, police say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The two people killed in a fiery crash on Louisburg Road in Raleigh on Sunday morning have been identified as a 59-year-old man and a boy, according to police.

The crash happened just before 11 a.m. Sunday in the 5200 block of Louisburg Road, near Fox Road.

Authorities say the driver of a car that caught fire was pronounced deceased at the crash scene. The driver was identified as Francisco Jaquez, of Raleigh.

The passenger who died was a juvenile, 9-year-old Alfred Rodriguez Inoa, police said.

Three people in the vehicle that hit Jaquez's car were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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According to police, the vehicle being driven by Jaquez pulled out from a stop on Fox Road onto Louisburg Road and directly into the path of another vehicle, which was being driven by a 21-year-old man. The second vehicle slammed into the driver's side of Jaquez's car at approximately 50 mph. Jaquez's car immediately caught on fire after impact and both he and the boy inside were unable to get out and both died at the scene, a police report shows.

Police originally said that only one person, Jaquez, had died in the crash, but later corrected the information to say that a boy in his car had also died.

Inbound lanes of Louisburg Road were closed between Fox Road and Sweet Shade Trail, near Spring Forest Road.

The road was open and the scene was clear by 5 p.m.


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