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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