KENLY, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina troopers were chasing a Dodge Charger in Johnston County when it slammed head-on into a truck, killing two passengers in the pickup, according to the highway patrol.

A trooper spotted the Charger going 112 mph in a 55 mph zone on Monday on Highway 301 south near Oscar Loop Road in Wilson County. It continued south on Highway 301 toward Johnston County, troopers said.

After the trooper initiated the pursuit, the highway patrol said the Charger crossed the centerline and hit a pickup truck head-on just southwest of Kenly.

The drivers of the Charger and pickup were transported to WakeMed with serious injuries.

The collision occurred approximately 5 miles from where the trooper saw the Charger speeding.

Highway 301 was closed while the collision was investigated.