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A one-vehicle crash Friday night on Interstate Highway 45 left two people dead.

According to a press release, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to the crash around 11:30 p.m. Aug. 9 on I-45 near the north Navarro County line.

The preliminary investigation shows a white 1991 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was traveling north on I-45, taking the 243 exit.

Due to traveling at an unsafe speed, the pickup failed to negotiate the exit. The pickup drove off the roadway striking a pole, causing it to overturn several times before coming to rest on its left side in the ditch.

The driver, Darrell Cravens, 52, of Ennis was ejected from the vehicle and both he and the passenger, Carla Hernandez, 54, of Corsicana suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Darrell Waller.

The investigation is still on-going and there is no other information available at this time.