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Crash reunites Soles, Strickland


TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) -- Sen. R.C. Soles is back in the news after another run in with 18-year-old Allen Strickland. Saturday night, Strickland's 2004 Pontiac crashed into the back of Soles's BMW.

Tabor City Police say Strickland's uncle Jerry Stanley was driving the car and trying to pass Soles when Soles turned left, and they collided. Strickland was a passenger in the Pontiac. There was significant damage to both cars, but no one was hurt. Police ticketed Stanley for an improper passing.

Sen. Soles made headlines last summer when the house he bought for Strickland was destroyed in a fire and people began asking questions about the unusual relationship between the 75-year-old senator and many young men in the Tabor City area.

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