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Two dead after crash on US 17

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ONSLOW COUNTY (WWAY) -- Two people are dead after a crash in Onslow County early Sunday morning.

It happened around 3 a.m. Sunday on US 17, just north of Holly Ridge.

State Troopers say Juan Torres, 29, of Wilmington crossed over the median and smashed into another vehicle head-on.

Both Torres and the female passenger in the vehicle he hit died. The passenger is identified as Rossio Jordan, 21, of Jacksonville.

According to WCTI, the two other passengers were transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Troopers are investigating to determine whether alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.

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