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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