A fatal crash on a Friday afternoon on U.S. 52 in Davidson County has left a Charlotte man and woman dead and another critically injured.

The man, 21, and the woman, 19, were both killed after the woman driver suddenly swerved the Ford Taurus sedan inot a guardrain and went off a bridge.

According to authorities, the car fell approximately 50 feet to its landing on Old U.S. 64 and then flipping onto an embankment.

A 16-year-old passenger was injured and transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Authorities confirmed that drugs and alcohol were not involved in the crash.  A friend of the driver commented that the car was having steering problems prior to the crash.

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