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Police: Pickup driver killed after turning into car's path

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Alcohol abuse is believed behind a fatal crash in North Carolina's largest city that also sent three people to hospitals.

Charlotte police say the driver of a Ford Ranger pickup truck ignored a red light and turned into an oncoming car early Sunday. Dead at the scene was pickup driver 31-year-old Jose Coronado.

Police say the three 25-year-old occupants of the Nissan Altima that crashed into the pickup suffered minor injuries.

Detectives say Coronado made a left turn into the path of the car. Police say alcohol use by Coronado is suspected as a factor.

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