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Authorities identify victims in deadly North Charleston crash

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - Two are dead after deputies say he fled a checkpoint in North Charleston.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol was conducting a drivers' license checkpoint at the off ramp of Cosgrove Avenue near I-26 West. The Charleston County Sheriff's Department says a Dodge Stratus approached the checkpoint around 11:30 Monday night and when officers asked for the driver's license, police say 19-year-old Deangelo Walker, of Charleston, took off at a high speed down Azalea Drive towards the King Street Extension.

Deputies say Walker lost control and crashed into a fence at AMERICAST. The car was engulfed in flames, killing the passenger, 19-year-old Lauquez Lincoln, of North Charleston. Walker later died at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The Charleston County Coroner says both men died from blunt trauma.

This incident is still under investigation.
 
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