Names released of people killed in head-on crash in Durham as man sped away from police


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DURHAM, North Carolina — Authorities have released the names of two drivers killed in a head-on crash in Durham as one man fled police.

Durham Police said they were asked to help the Drug Enforcement Administration with a traffic stop around 6 p.m. Friday on state Highway 98. The driver pulled over, but then sped away.

Investigators say the Chevrolet Impala soon crashed head-on into another vehicle. The man in the Impala died at the scene, while the woman in the other car died at the hospital.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports ( ) that the State Highway Patrol has identified the Impala driver as 52-year-old Angel Luis Santana of Henderson. The other driver has been identified as 55-year-old Tamara Lou White of Raleigh.

The DEA is not discussing its investigation.

Information from: The News & Observer,

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