GUILFORD COUNTY, NC (WFMY) - A 20-year-old man and a Page High School student from Greensboro died in a crash when they tried to evade Highway Patrol in a chase Saturday morning.

Tyrek Daye, 20, and Rodney Maynard, 15, were traveling on Lawndale Road near Cannonball Road when they approached a checkpoint around 1.a.m. After stopping briefly, Daye drove away, starting a chase on Lake Brandt Road according to Highway Patrol.

During the chase, Daye lost control of the vehicle going around a curve just north of Trosper Road in Center Grove. The vehicle hit a utility pole, overturning and landing off the road.

Both Daye and Maynard were ejected from the vehicle. Daye was pronounced dead at the scene and Maynard died at Moses Cone Hospital.

Mom to both Tyrek and Rodney, Monika Maynard, says her children shouldn't have died.

"I wish that they didn’t {flee}, but I don’t know what caused them to think that they had to," Monika said. "I also wish troopers didn't chase them, they could have gotten the license tag number or anything, there were so many other ways to go about it than chasing them that ended up in both of them dying."

Monika says Tyrek had an expired drivers license, which could be a reason he fled.

The crash is still under investigation by the SHP Crash Reconstruction Unit. Sergeant Knox says Dashcam video of the pursuit and crash cannot be released.

Guilford County Schools confirm Maynard was a 10th grader at Page. Page High sent out a statement on sophomore Rodney Maynard:

"The Page High family is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Rodney Maynard. We have reached out to his family to offer our support and are working to help out students through this difficult time. We ask everyone to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers." -Erik Naglee, Page High Principal

"My sons both were amazing, they might not have been amazing to everyone but they were to me, and they were mine," Monika said.

Autopsies are being conducted in Raleigh. Monika Maynard can access the autopsy report once it's completed through the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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