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Teen hit by vehicle, died at hospital

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Officials with Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian and vehicle Saturday night.

According to officials, 15-year-old Joseph Rutherford appeared to cross Carolina Beach Road around 10 p.m. near Mike's Mulch and Stone in front of oncoming traffic.

Authorities say he was hit by a vehicle in the southbound lanes.

Rutherford was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

No charges have been filed against the driver of the vehicle. Officers say they are waiting on a toxicology report for Rutherford.

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