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Neighbors complain about Raleigh intersection where 2 died in fiery crash

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Donna and Lowery Perry described what they saw down the street from their home at the intersection of Louisburg Road and Fox Road Sunday morning.

"There was a trail of flames to like the middle of the intersection," Donna Perry said. "The back end of the car was like a big ball of fire."

Both saw a two-car crash in which one car caught fire at the intersection, killing two people and sending three others to the hospital.

Raleigh police say that the driver of the car that caught fire was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

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

Later Sunday afternoon, Raleigh police announced that a second body was found in the car that burned. 

Three people in the second vehicle were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"You just hear the boom," Lowery Perry said of the crash that was reported around 11 a.m.

While the cause of this crash remains unknown, the Perrys said crashes are familiar and too close to home.

"We don't go out unless we're going with the flow of traffic," Donna Perry said. "Then you'd have to be careful, because the people coming over that hill down there, they're not going the speed limit. They're way over the speed limit."

The same goes for Bob Martins, who lives on the other side of where the crash happened.

"My concern is, and my complaint is, every day the same. An accident every day," Martins said.

Residents CBS 17 talked with said they'd like to see a traffic light installed at the intersection, which they believe will make it safer for the community.

"It shouldn't have come to this," Martins said. "Taking a life before they do something."

Officials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be hosting a public meeting Tuesday to talk proposed intersection improvements at Fox Road and Louisburg Road.

The meeting was planned before the crash.

The meeting is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Matthews Baptist Church at 5410 Louisburg Road in Raleigh.


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