Two dead in head-on collision involving semi-truck on Highway 70

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A vehicle crashed into a semi-truck Monday morning causing two fatalities.

The crash happened on Highway 70 and Business Park Drive in Statesville. US-70 eastbound is currently closed.

Highway patrol said a Blue Mercury was heading eastbound when it clipped the side of a tractor-trailer. The driver of the car continued westbound on Highway 70 when they suddenly lost control, veered left into the median and ran into an oncoming semi-truck. The two people inside the car were killed, according to highway patrol.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.