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Officials ID man killed in fatal accident on Carolina Beach Rd.

The car slammed into an 18-wheeler truck and was wedged underneath. The car slammed into an 18-wheeler truck and was wedged underneath.
Officials shut down Carolina Beach Road from Shipyard Boulevard to Medical Center Drive. All traffic in that area is being re-routed. Officials shut down Carolina Beach Road from Shipyard Boulevard to Medical Center Drive. All traffic in that area is being re-routed.
Traffic was tied up Monday morning while emergency crews work to clear an accident involving a car and an 18-wheeler on Carolina Beach Road. Traffic was tied up Monday morning while emergency crews work to clear an accident involving a car and an 18-wheeler on Carolina Beach Road.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officials have identified the man killed Monday morning in an accident involving a car and an 18-wheeler on Carolina Beach Road.

According to police, 37-year-old Frankie Eugene Williams, of Raleigh, was driving a black Mercedes and died in the accident.

Investigators said Williams ran the stop sign at Wellington Avenue onto Carolina Beach Road. His car slammed into an 18-wheeler truck and was wedged underneath.

Emergency crews worked to free Williams, but the accident proved fatal.

Traffic was blocked off on Carolina Beach Road from Shipyard Boulevard to Medical Center Drive for over an hour while emergency crews worked to clear the scene.

The accident is under investigation.

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