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Names of 18-year-old victims released in fatal High Point crash; police say car that struck theirs was speeding 80-100 mph

Names of 18-year-old victims released in fatal High Point crash; police say car that struck theirs was speeding 80-100 mph

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Updated: 5:38 p.m.

HIGH POINT — Authorities have released more details in a crash Sunday night that killed two people and injured four others.

Joshua Kole Norris and Nehemiah Pratt, both 18 years old and from High Point, died in the 8:10 p.m. crash, according to a release from High Point police.

Authorities said a 2020 Nissan Altima driven by 21-year-old Malachi Dulin was going 80 to 100 mph north on Johnson Street when it approached Oakview Road. Dulin's vehicle struck the passenger side of Norris' southbound 2012 Nissan Altima, which was turning left onto Oakview, police said.

Norris and Pratt were both wearing seatbelts and there was no indication of speeding or impairment, according to the release.

Dulin of High Point was taken to Moses Cone Hospital with serious injuries that were not life-threatening.

His passenger, Starr Yushowna Lowe, 19, of Greensboro, was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with serious injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the release. Lowe was not wearing a seatbelt.

Two other passengers in Norris' vehicle also were injured. Cameron Kathuria, 18, of High Point, was taken to High Point Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt. Ardshad Tomlin, 20, of High Point, was taken to Wake Forest Baptist with serious injuries and was in critical condition, police said. Tomlin was not wearing a seatbelt. 

Speeding is the primary factor in the crash, police said, noting the residential area has a 45 mph speed limit.

The department's Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash and charges are likely to be filed.

Norris and Pratt are the 11th and 12th traffic fatalities in High Point this year. There have been six traffic fatalities in the city since Aug. 29, police said.

Posted 9:23 a.m.

HIGH POINT — Two people were killed and four were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday evening, police said in a news release. 

About 8:10 p.m., officers responded to a crash at the intersection of Johnson Street and Oakview Street, police said.

When officers arrived, they found a vehicle on its passenger side, leaning against a utility pole, according to police.

The driver and passenger in the vehicle were seriously injured. Life saving measures were performed, but they did not survive, police said.

A second vehicle ended up in the northbound lanes of Johnson Street at Westfield Street, facing south, police said.

Of the four people in that vehicle, two were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital with critical injuries. One passenger was transported to High Point Regional with serious but not life-threatening injuries, and the driver was transported to Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, also with serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The victims have not been named by police and the identities are being withheld pending family notification, police said.

Police are still investigating and have not released the cause of the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers of High Point at 336-889-4000.

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Malachi Emanuel Dulin, 21, is charged with two counts each of second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, both felonies, police said in a news release. Dulin, who is being held on $1 million bail in the Guilford County jail in High Point, is also charged with one count each of careless and reckless driving, operating a vehicle without a license and speeding 109 mph in a 45 mph zone, police said.

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