Ivory Adajar, courtesy of Sanford Police Department

A Spring Lake woman is facing death by motor vehicle charges after allegedly causing a wreck Saturday on the U.S. 421 bypass that left two people dead.

Sanford police have charged Ivory June Adajar, 38, of Spring Lake with two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, as well as careless and reckless driving, driving while license revoked, expired registration, and a safe movement violation.

Officers said Adajar was heading south on the bypass around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when she swerved into the path of another vehicle driven by 60-year-old Lloyd Atkins in an attempt to take the Broadway Road exit off the highway.

A resulting collision forced Atkins’ vehicle off the road, where it rolled over. Atkins and a passenger, 33-year-old Kimberly Atkins, both died at the scene. Three other passengers were injured, including one who was taken to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill with critical injuries. Two others have since been released from the hospital.

Adajar was placed in the Lee County Jail under $50,000 secured bond.