Troopers say two Maryland women died in a head-on accident Sunday night in Craven County.
The crash happened on Highway 17, just north of Vanceboro.
Killed were Lorriane Boboteck, the driver of the southbound vehicle and Christina Sonn, the driver of the northbound vehicle.
Troopers say Boboteck was trying to pass another car and hit the northbound car.
Six other people were injured in the crash, but none of their injuries were life-threatening.