Details emerge in deadly construction zone crash

The State Patrol says the 21-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle and spun into a ditch, where he hit and killed two construction workers. The speed limit in the area was 70 miles per hour despite being a construction zone. Investigators say they're unsure whether the driver was speeding.
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The State Patrol says the 21-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle and spun into a ditch, where he hit and killed two construction workers. The speed limit in the area was 70 miles per hour despite being a construction zone. Investigators say they're unsure whether the driver was speeding.

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