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UPDATE: Troopers say head-on crash in Duplin County kills two people

The Highway Patrol says one vehicle swerved left of center and hit another head-on.
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Published: Jan. 26, 2021 at 10:23 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 29, 2021 at 9:05 AM EST
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DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - State troopers have released more information after a fatal crash earlier this week.

The Highway Patrol says one vehicle swerved left of center and hit another head-on at around 8:00 Tuesday morning. Troopers tell us it happened on Highway 41 between Beulaville and Chinquapin.

Troopers are not sure which vehicle hit the other first. They say 34-year-old Zachary Etheridge from Bethel and 44-year-old Tracey Stalker both died at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

Two people are dead after a head-on crash in Duplin County this morning.

Officials say the mishap occurred around 8:00 a.m. on Highway 41 between Beulaville and Chinquapin. The highway, near Arliss Albertson Road, was closed for about three hours.

WITN has reached out to the Highway Patrol for more details. This story will be updated when more information is released.

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