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Young man from Pender County died in a fatal car accident

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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A young man is dead and another is in serious condition after a car accident in Penderlea.

According to the Star News, the wreck happened around 4:00 Monday afternoon on Garden Street.

Authorities say 20-year-old Matthew Gagier of Atkinson either ran the stop sign or failed to yield.  That's when he was struck by a tractor-trailer.

A 17-year-old man in the passenger seat of Gagier's car was killed in the crash.  His identity has not yet been released.

The Star News reports the driver of the tractor-trailer was treated and released from the hospital for minor injuries.

 

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