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Driver killed when SUV hits tree

Posted June 12, 2009 9:36 a.m. EDT
Updated June 12, 2009 12:15 p.m. EDT

— One person was killed early Friday when an SUV slammed into a tree, police said.

The wreck occurred shortly before 5 a.m. on the 1400 block of Pamalee Drive, police said.

The driver died at the scene, and a passenger was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The names of the occupants haven't been released.

A preliminary investigation determined the driver was speeding and lost control of the SUV, police said.