UPDATE: Man dead after car, tractor-trailer crash on Carolina Beach Rd.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington police say a man is dead after a car and tractor-trailer crashed on Carolina Beach Road Monday morning.
Police say the driver who died ran a stop sign from Wellington Avenue onto Carolina Beach Road.
That’s when witnesses say the car went under the truck, and was dragged about a block down the road, until the tractor-trailer stopped near Hardee’s.
Investigators say the victim was involved in a hit and run in the area, and was trying to get away from the driver he hit, when he crashed into the tractor-trailer.
Investigators say the man who died was in his mid-30’s.
Both southbound lanes (toward Monkey Junction) were closed for a few hours as crews cleared the scene.
The investigation is ongoing, and no charges have been filed.
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