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Two killed in I-75 crash, driver charged

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WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA. (WRCB) -- A man is charged with vehicular homicide after two people died in a crash over the weekend.

It happened around 7:15 Saturday morning on Interstate 75.

The Georgia State Patrol says 26-year-old Alejandro Vega-Carmona was driving a Ford pickup truck when he lost control, hit a guardrail and flipped several times.

The two passengers in the bed of the truck were ejected. Both, including 19-year-old Victor Osbaldo Benitez, were killed.

The name of the second passenger is not being released until their family has been notified.

The GSP says it's likely Vega-Carmona fell asleep behind the wheel.

Vega-Carmona is charged with second degree vehicular homicide, failure to maintain lane, and driving while unlicensed.

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