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Driver charged with DUI in deadly crash that killed 2 in Norfolk

Police identified Sateya Baker, 19, and Jendaya Hunter, 25, as the two women who died in the crash. Tahlia Ricks has been charged with Driving Under the Influence.
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NORFOLK, Va. — A driver is charged with DUI in connection with a crash on Granby Street Sunday that left two people dead and one person hurt.

The Norfolk Police Department said it received a call in the early morning of Sunday, May 2 around 1:50 a.m. about a single-vehicle crash that happened in the 4200 block of Granby Street. That's near Llewellyn Avenue.

When first responders got to the scene, they found two female passengers with injuries considered life-threatening. The two women were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where they died. 

Police said the car was heading southbound on Granby Street when the driver hit a pole.

The two women have been identified as,19-year-old Sateya N. Baker and 25-year-old Jendaya C. Hunter, both of Suffolk. 

A third passenger, a 20-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. She is expected to be OK. 

The driver, Tahlia C. Ricks, 21, of Norfolk, also received non-life-threatening injuries. Ricks is charged with Driving Under the Influence. 

Investigators believe both speed and alcohol to be factors in the crash.