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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are investigating a crash between a motorcycle and tractor trailer that left one person dead in downtown Wilmington Sunday night.

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. at Front and Marstellar Streets.

Police say the motorcycle driver, John Calderone, was pronounced dead at the scene, after he collided with an 18-wheeler driven by South Carolina Man, Larry Paige.

Dispatchers say the crash shut down the road where train tracks crossed, but it was back open to traffic before 6 a.m.

No word on if charges will be filed. The investigation is ongoing.

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  • Kathleen Bingaman

    Rest In Peace, cousin John – even though we didn’t see each other than often, I will always remember your wonderful smile and love of life. You were one of a kind and I will miss you.

  • JEFF G

    JOHN, what a loss of a super good guy. May you rest in peace. So sad that you are gone. Your smile will last in my memeory forever. God bless you at his side and your family on this earth.

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