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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One person is dead after a crash near the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge that shut down traffic Sunday night.

Wilmington Police say the crash happened at about 9:09 p.m. at the intersection of S. 3rd Street and Wooster Street. Police say Shelby Lynn Hughes, 20, died in the accident.

Investigators believe Hughes was heading south on 3rd Street when she ran the red light and was hit by another vehicle heading west on Wooster. EMS took Hughes to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where she died.

The two people in the other vehicle also went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation continues.


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  • i was one of the frst people to meet her when she moved to the beach she was a wonderfull person and would do anything for anyone we had a great friendship no matter wat was going on if u were around her u were happy we enjoyed every minute together never not once diss agreed on anything she is verry much mist and always remembered i love u shelby rip i think of u everyday

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