Emerald Isle Police say a Camp Lejeune Marine was killed in a wreck on the Highway 58 bridge Friday night.
Police Chief Bill Hargett said Vicente Gomez was a 31 year old Marine at the base in Jacksonville.
Chief Hargett said Gomez was trying to pass a car when he ran into a FedEx Home Delivery truck, which is a smaller vehicle than a large FedEx truck. The head-on collision killed Gomez and injured two in the FedEx vehicle. Police said Stephen Menard of Wilmington and Billy Emory of Durham were injured, but their injuries were considered non-life-threatening.
Chief Hargett says several witnesses told police Gomez was driving at a high rate of speed, perhaps as fast as 100 mph.
They say it happened just off the Emerald Isle Bridge Friday around 9:30 when one vehicle tried to pass another traveling on Highway 58 and then hit an oncoming vehicle head on. The driver of the passing car was killed, the two passengers in the other car were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Officers have not released the names of those involved in the crash.
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