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Mother, child killed in North Carolina wreck

March 6, 2018

PINK HILL, N.C. (AP) — A woman and a child have died in a wreck in eastern North Carolina.

Media outlets reported the wreck happened on U.S. 258 near Pink Hill in Lenoir County around 9 a.m. Monday.

North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Scott Hemby said the woman and her toddler son were in a car that was struck head-on by a dump truck that crossed the centerline.

The victims died at the scene. Their names have not been released.

The truck driver was taken to UNC Lenoir Health Care hospital in Kinston with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

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