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Road reopens after fatal crash in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — One person is dead, and another injured after a car accident in Brunswick County this morning. It happened on River Road (NC 133) near Melanie Way, south of Leland around 7:30 a.m.

One driver was trying to pass the vehicle in front of them when he hit another car head-on, slinging both cars to opposite sides of the road.

River Road was closed as investigators and emergency crews worked to pull both drivers from the vehicles and clear the scene. One driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, but was responsive at the scene.

The drivers’ identities will be released once next of kin is notified. No charges have been filed at this time.

River Road is now open to traffic.

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