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Man facing charges in fatal Interstate 85 crash

Posted September 15

— A Graham man faces felony death by motor vehicle and other charges stemming from a fatal crash on Interstate 85.

Lt. Jeff Gordon of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol tells local media that 40-year-old Robert Jason Mace caused the Tuesday afternoon crash.

Gordon says the van Mace was driving clipped a stopped tractor-trailer then hit a pickup truck on southbound Interstate 85 in Hillsborough. The van then continued on, crashing into a Toyota pickup truck and causing it to overturn. The van's front-seat passenger was killed.

The identity of the passenger hasn't been released.

Mace and the pickup's driver were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

In addition to felony death by motor vehicle, Mace faces several other charges, including DWI.

It's unclear if Mace has an attorney.

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