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Two dead in Baltimore Co. crash Tuesday afternoon

Two people were killed Tuesday afternoon in a head-on collision in Randallstown, police said.

At about 2:20 p.m. a sedan being driven by Melvin Bettis III, a 22-year-old from the 4700 block of Old Court Road in Pikesville, crossed over the center turn lane on McDonogh Road near Star Circle, according to Baltimore County Police.

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Bettis' car collided with an oncoming sedan driven by Andre Murphy, 60, who lived in the 7400 block of Rockridge Road in Pikesville. Both drivers were killed in the crash.

A third vehicle was hit after the initial collision, but that driver was not injured, police said.

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According to preliminary reports, each car had only one occupant.

Speed was likely a factor in the crash, police said.

McDonogh Road was closed for several hours between Winands and Painters Mill roads; the road reopened about 7 p.m., police said.

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