Two people killed after car crash on Blue Ridge Parkway

ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) — Authorities have begun an investigation after two people were killed in a crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway on Monday, the National Park Service said.

According to the park service, dispatchers received a report at 8 a.m. of a vehicle off the road near Milepost 386, news outlets reported. Park service rangers, along with Buncombe County rescue personnel, responded to the scene to find two people dead inside the car.

The milepost is about two miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center.

A preliminary investigation shows the car was heading south in a curve when it left the road and hit two trees. The investigation will determine if there are any further, contributing factors.

The identities of the two victims are being withheld until family members are notified.

Parkway spokesperson Leesa Brandon said an 84-year-old man found dead Oct. 22 on the parkway near the North Carolina-Virginia border was the 13th fatality in the national park in 2021, meaning the people killed in the crash on Monday raised the death toll to 15, the Asheville Citizen Times reported.

The 469-mile parkway runs through Virginia and North Carolina.

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