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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday evening in Davidson County, including a 19-year-old woman with life-threatening injuries.

Savannah Leeanne Bates was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after a crash reported at about 7 p.m. on U.S. Highway 64 East at Bowers Road.

Bates was driving a 2001 Honda passenger vehicle with two passengers, one 19 and the other 20. The passengers were taken to the hospital, but have been released.

James E. Hogan Jr., 67, of Davidson County, was driving a 1993 Jaguar passenger vehicle with a 61-year-old passenger, according to authorities. They were both taken to the hospital with unknown conditions.

Authorities said Bates tried turning onto U.S. 64 from Bowers Road and failed to yield to the Jaguar headed east on U.S. 64. Officials said the Jaguar then T-boned the Honda at about 55 mph.

Alcohol is not being considered a factor. The people involved were said to have been wearing seatbelts.

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