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Middlesex man killed in Monday wreck

Posted January 12

A Middlesex man died in a Monday evening car accident north of Kenly that injured three others.

Louis Howell, 25, was traveling west on N.C. Highway 42 shortly before 6:30 p.m., according to the N.C. Highway Patrol. A Dodge Challenger traveling the opposite direction ran off the road, overcorrected and crashed head-on into Howell's pickup truck. Howell was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female driver of the Dodge was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. There were two other women in the vehicle, but the nature of their injuries was not available. 

Charges against the driver are pending, troopers said. The driver's name was not released.


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