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1 dead in Nash Co. 3-vehicle crash

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BAILEY, N.C. -

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead following a three-car accident early Saturday morning in Nash County.

Troopers say a car driven by Edgar Sanchez, 27,was traveling east on U.S. 264 when it ran into the back of a truck around 4:48 a.m. on Saturday.

The truck then ran off the road and left the scene via N.C. 581. Meanwhile, the car overturned and the front wheel well of the vehicle caught fire.

When a FedEx truck stopped to call 911, a tractor trailer moved to pass the FedEx truck and hit the overturned car.

Troopers say the Sanchez died as a result of his injuries.

The identities of the other drivers were not made immediately available.

It is not known why the truck left the scene of the accident.

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