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Police: Cars racing prior to fatal crash on Route 422

WEST POTTSGROVE TWP., Pa. - Authorities in Montgomery County said they believe a crash that killed two people in West Pottsgrove Township happened during a race with speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Police said witnesses reported two cars were racing on Route 422 early Saturday morning, when one of the vehicles lost control and slammed down an embankment.

Two people died at the scene; a third person was last reported to be hospitalized in critical condition at Reading Hospiital.

Authorities have yet to release the names of those killed.

Police are now trying to track down that second car that fled. Witnesses described the car as a newer black Dodge Challenger with tinted windows and a Delaware license plate.

Anyone who might have witnessed the crash or has any information about the other car that fled is asked to call Montgomery County detectives at 610-278-3368 or West Pottsgrove police at 610-323-2090.

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