The Highway Patrol says two Washington residents were killed in a traffic accident Monday afternoon.
First Sergeant Jeff Gordon says Roxanne Swanner, 21, and Santez Keys, 29, were involved in an accident on West U.S. 64 near Wendell Boulevard in Wake County around 4:20 p.m.
Officials say Swanner tried to pass another vehicle on the left, but struck the rear of the vehicle and lost control of her car. Officials say the vehicle carrying the two Washington residents slid sideways and was struck by a tractor trailer in the driver's side door area.
Both Swanner and Keys died at the scene. No other injuries have been reported. Troopers say the investigation is on going.