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UPDATED: Police release names of victims in deadly Forest Hills crash

UPDATE: Driver: Raphael Lynn Samuel, age 22, of 130 Spring Avenue, Wilmington.

Front seat passenger: Yashica Myvett White, age 21, of 686 Pine Branches Circle, SE., Leland.

Back seat passenger: Shatia Lynette Hankins, age 25, of 2824 Graham Street. Wilmington.


Back seat passenger: Demond Rashod Jones, age 30, of 805 Swann Street. Wilmington.

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Three people are dead after their SUV crashed into a tree last night in Wilmington. Investigators say none of the passengers were wearing a seat belt.

The accident happened at 10:22 p.m. at the intersection of Forest Hills Drive and Colonial Drive. Wilmington Police say a Dodge SUV with four passengers was speeding when it hit the tree.

Two female passengers died at the scene. The male driver was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he later died. The other male passenger is in the hospital and is expected to survive.

The names of the victims have not yet been released. There is no word yet on whether drugs or alcohol were involved.

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