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Man dies after crashing classic car without seat belts

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is dead after crashing his classic car Sunday.

Wilmington Police says William Samuel White, 60, of Wilmington was driving his 1955 Morgan convertible north on South 3rd Street from Carolina Beach Road when he crossed the center line and hit another car. The antique car does not have seat belts, and police say he died on impact. They are not sure why he cross the center line. White’s passenger, Abby Star Cottle, 21, also from Wilmington, was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

The driver and passenger in the other vehicle were treated and released from the hospital. Police say seat belts and airbags in their 2008 Kia Spectra worked as they were supposed to.

The crash investigation continues.

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