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2 dead in early morning Raleigh accident

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Two people died after the vehicle they were in ran off the road and striking a tree early Monday morning in Raleigh, police said.

Jose Luis Montero-Garcia, 24, was driving a 1997 Ford Mustang southbound on Capital Blvd. near Peace Street just before 2 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle, striking a cement lane divider, Raleigh police said.

Montero-Garcia then over corrected to the right, ran off the road and struck a tree, according to police.

Montero-Garcia was transported to Wake Med for non-life threatening injuries. Two passengers, Cesar Hernandez-Medrano, 38 and Jamie Gamino-Gaona, 27, both died as a result of injuries sustained, police said. 

No further information was released.

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