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Former NC State Football Player Killed In Crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A former North Carolina State football player who set a record for tackles by a freshman was killed when the car in which he was a passenger was split in half by another car.

The Charlotte Observer reported that police said 29-year-old Edrick Smith was killed early Sunday when the Honda Accord he was riding in was struck at a Charlotte intersection by a Chevrolet Camaro traveling at speeds of up to 100 mph.

Police say the driver of the Camaro, 30-year-old Hugo Fernando Rosillo, ran from the scene but was tracked down. He was hospitalized.

Rosillo is charged with second-degree murder, felony hit and run and drunken driving.

Smith had 94 tackles in 1998 to set the school record, but knee and shoulder injuries shortened his college career.


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