GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Highway Patrol says three people died and two people were injured in fiery crashes in southern Guilford County Wednesday morning. It happened shortly before 8 a.m. on US-421 north near Highway 62.
Troopers said it involved at least three vehicles including a Jeep, a Toyota, and a Honda SUV.
The Highway Patrol said a Jeep that had mechanical issues was driving slowly on the highway when it was hit by a Toyota driven by Nicole Chrisco, 22, of Oliva, North Carolina. The Jeep ran off the roadway and into part of the median. That’s when a Honda SUV, driven by Marie Michalicova Beazlie, 39, of Colfax hit the Jeep while trying to avoid crashing into the Toyota that was stopped on the highway and on fire. The Jeep also caught on fire along with the Honda SUV.
Beazlie was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with serious injuries. Chrisco was taken to Moses Cone Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver and two passengers in the Jeep died at the scene. The Highway Patrol is not releasing the names of the victims at this time.
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