Double fatal car crash reported on Interstate 85 South near Lexington

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating a double fatal car crash on Interstate 85 South reported on Thursday night.

The identities of the victims have not been released. A Davidson County paramedic was injured.

The incident involved three vehicles and was reported at about 10:18 p.m. on I-85 South near mile-marker 91.

A 2004 Toyota passenger vehicle was headed south on I-85 at a high rate of speed, changed lanes and struck a 2008 Toyota minivan, according to troopers.

The 2004 Toyota lost control to the left and struck 2006 Ford pickup. After hitting the pickup, the 2004 Toyota went off the road to the right, struck a tree and became engulfed in flames, officials said.

Lexington firefighters, Davidson County emergency workers and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the incident. The investigation is ongoing.