Woman killed in wreck involving waste truck identified

One person has died after a car crashed into a waste truck on Gordon Road in New Hanover County...
One person has died after a car crashed into a waste truck on Gordon Road in New Hanover County Sunday afternoon. (Source: WECT)
Updated: Oct. 7, 2018 at 5:24 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The State Highway Patrol has identified the woman killed in a wreck involving a waste truck as Jacqueline Dawson, 53.

Dawson, driving a white Acura, was turning off of Rogers Drive onto Gordon Road at around 2:15 p.m. on Sunday when a County Waste truck heading westbound t-boned her vehicle. Troopers are still investigating to determine which way Dawson was turning.

As a result of the impact, her vehicle was pushed into the eastbound lane of Gordon Road, where it collided with a Honda CRV. Both vehicles ended up in a ditch on the right shoulder of the road.

Dawson, who lived on Rogers Drive, died as a result of the collision.

Two individuals in the Honda CRV were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver of the waste truck was not injured.

No charges are expected to be filed in the wreck as Dawson apparently failed to yield the right of way, troopers said.

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