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Two dead after wreck on Jake Alexander Boulevard

Two adults were confirmed dead and one person was seriously injured after a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Jake Alexander Boulevard and Ivy Street.

The two deceased adults — who police would not fully identify until notifying the family — were in the back seat of a burgundy Honda Accord. A white Chevrolet Silverado was also involved in the accident.

Salisbury Police Officer Lt. Andy Efird said the drivers of the truck and car were able to stand and walk around following the accident.

The driver of the Honda was taken to Novant Rowan Medical Center, according to a news release. The driver was not injured. In the release, police said the front passenger of the Honda was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem and is in critical condition. The driver of the truck was not injured.

The accident was called in at 3:34 p.m.

The Honda Accord, which contained four people, was stopped on South Jake Alexander Boulevard facing Faith Road and the Chevrolet truck, with only the driver, was traveling from Morlan Park Road in the same lane hit the Honda from behind, according to the news release.

Upon investigation, police found no indication of impairment or excessive speed were involved.

The accident crushed the rear of the Honda and the truck sustained significant damage to its front end.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.

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