NC pair dies after SUV crashes into trees, catches fire

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KING, N.C. (WGHP) — Two people died after a crash on U.S. 52 in King, according to a news release.

At about 8:42 p.m. Monday night, police and fire crews responded to a crash on U.S. 52 south, near the Moore-RJR Road exit.

At the scene, crews found a 2002 Toyota 4-Runner overturned on the right side of the highway.

The SUV had hit two trees and caught fire.

The driver, identified as 25-year-old Casey Dylan Sprinkle, of Westfield, and passenger 35-year-old Justin Kyle Barneycastle, of King, died at the scene.

U.S. 52 south was closed for several hours.

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