Man killed in head-on crash in New Hanover County

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man is dead after a crash in New Hanover County Saturday night.

Trooper J.E. Baullard with the Highway Patrol said it happened just before 8:00 Saturday night on River Road.

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Baullard said an SUV was headed northbound when it crossed the center lane and struck a truck head-on. The driver of the truck was transported to the hospital, but Baullard said he died sometime later.

The crash is still under investigation, but Baullard said troopers have not talked to the other people involved yet, because they are still in the hospital.