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18-year-old hit, killed by tractor-trailer in Randolph County: NCSHP

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the incident happened on I-73 south near U.S. Highway 311.

RANDLEMAN, N.C. — An 18-year-old was killed Wednesday morning after a crash that involved a tractor-trailer.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP), the incident happened on I-73 south near U.S. Highway 311 in Randolph County.

Edwin Andres Garcia-Rico, 18, was putting gas into a Ford Box truck he and 3 others were traveling in.

That’s when Sergiu I. Cojocari, 34, who was driving a 2009 Volvo tractor-trailer collided with Garcia Rico who died on the scene, according to troopers. 

The NCSHP says no charges have been made in the crash, the investigation is ongoing.

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