Man arrested after 2 killed in DWI crash in North Carolina

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WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) – Police have arrested 27-year-old Marqui Pate after a crash killed two people and injured two others in Wilson on Thursday.

Police responded to the three-vehicle crash in the 400 block of Ward Boulevard just before 8 p.m.

The driver of the second vehicle died en-route to Vident Medical Center and the passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver has been identified as 59-year-old Everette Atkinson of Wilson and the passenger has been identified as 48-year-old Sandy Barnes of Wilson.

Police did say how the crash happened but Pate has been charged with driving while impaired.

Both occupants in the third vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries and were treated at the hospital.

The Wilson Police Department is encouraging anyone with information regarding this crash to contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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