Troopers: Duplin County fiery crash kills two people

WALLACE, DUPLIN COUNTY - Two people were killed in a fiery wreck in Duplin County Monday morning, according to the Highway Patrol.

The wreck happened on Lightwood Bridge Road, near Wallace, at about 3 a.m. Monday, said Sgt. W.L. Thurston. The car ran off the left side of the road, hit a culvert, then overturned and caught fire. Both people inside the vehicle died at the scene, Sgt. Thurston said.

The victims were so badly burned that authorities could not identify them without an autopsy, according to Sgt. Thurston. Speed was not believed to be a factor, but troopers were not sure if alcohol played a role.

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