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Collision crash in Clinton leaves 2 dead, others injured

CLINTON, NC (WECT) – Two people are dead and another two still in the hospital after a crash Saturday in Clinton, NC.

Two cars collided during heavy rainfall around 5:00 p.m., according to Sergeant D.B. Smith.

Eighteen-year-old Kathleen Perez, of Rose Hill, lost control of her SUV and crossed the center line of Highway 421, according to Smith.

She slammed into a truck driven by Adalberto Rodriguez, of Burgaw. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene.

Perez and her three passengers were rushed to the hospital with injuries. Smith said 12-year-old Angeles Salazar, of Rose Hill, died at Sampson Regional Medical Center. Another passenger was treated and released.

Perez and the third passenger, also a minor, were taken to the hospital in Chapel Hill.

The crash is still under investigation.

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