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Driver in Deadly Wreck Faces New Charge

OCTOBER 18, 2005 -- The man behind the wheel in a deadly accident outside Wilmington is now facing a serious charge.

Police say Ruben Cardona turned into the path of an oncoming pickup along Highway 421 earlier this month. His passenger, Adrian Orona, was killed.

Cardona is now charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The driver of the pickup truck was cleared of any wrongdoing.

Staff Report

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