Two dead after crash involving 18-wheeler near Marlboro County

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Two people have been killed in a two vehicle crash just before 3:30 Monday morning on Highway 1 in Richmond County, N.C. just 300 feet from the Marlboro County line, according to Sgt. Kevin Pearson with N.C. Highway Patrol.

The crash was originally reported to have happened on the Marlboro County side of the state line.

Pearson said a 2003 Honda crossed into the opposite lane and crashed head on with an 18-wheeler.

Both the driver and passenger in the Honda died as a result of the crash.

Pearson said they suspect alcohol may have contributed to the deadly wreck, on the part of the Honda.

The driver of the tractor trailer suffered minor injuries.

He said N.C. Highway Patrol inspectors are examining the 18-wheeler to make sure there was nothing wrong with it that may have contributed to the wreck.

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