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BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities said a teenager going to his high school graduation and his brother were both killed in a car wreck Saturday in Bertie County.

WNCT reported that 17-year-old Deonta Whitaker of Lewiston and 24-year-old Anthony Whitaker were killed in the crash on Republican Road a few miles outside Windsor.

Troopers said Anthony Whitaker lost control of the vehicle, and excessive speed was a factor in the single-vehicle wreck.

Authorities said the two were headed to Bertie High School, where Deonta Whitaker was set to graduate.

School officials told WNCT that Deonta was planning on attending Elizabeth City State University this fall.

Source: WNCT