Two Sanford residents were killed Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 421 at Broadway Road, according to the Sanford Police Department.
The fatal accident happened about 6:30 p.m., a police news release said.
Both vehicles were headed south on the bypass in adjacent lanes when one of the drivers, Ivory June Adajar, 38, of 704 Goodyear Drive, Spring Lake, made a move to take the Broadway Road exit, according to the release.
Adajar’s 2002 Volkswagen Golf swerved into the path of a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Lloyd Atkins, 60, the release said.
The move forced Atkins’ vehicle off the road, causing it to overturn, police said.
Atkins and a passenger, Kimberly Atkins, 33, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
Three other occupants in the vehicle were injured. Judy Atkins, 58, of Sanford, was taken to UNC Hospital with critical injuries, the release said.
Jesse Atkins, 32, and a 3-year-old child, both of Sanford, were treated at an unidentified hospital and released, police said.
The relationship between the Atkinses was not given.
Adajar has been charged with two counts of death by motor vehicle and one count each of careless and reckless driving, a safe movement violation, having an expired registration and driving while license revoked.
She remained in the Lee County Jail on Monday with bail set at $50,000, police said.