Duplin County Girl, Pender County Man Killed In Sampson Crash

A Burgaw man and a 12-year-old girl have been killed in a wreck in Sampson County.

North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Bryan Smith said 37-year-old Aldaberto Rodriguez and 12-year-old Angeles Salazar of Rose Hill died in the wreck on U.S. 421 late Saturday afternoon.

Smith said Salazar was one of three young people in an SUV that crossed the center line and collided with a truck driven by Rodriguez.

Rodriguez died at the scene. Smith said Salazar died at Sampson Regional Medical Center.

The driver of the SUV and one of the young people were taken to University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. The third young person was treated and released from Sampson Regional.

Smith said the wreck is still under investigation.

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