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LaGrange man killed in Orange County wreck

Posted March 21, 2009 5:47 p.m. EDT
Updated March 22, 2009 6:51 p.m. EDT

— One person was killed and another injured in a wreck on Interstate-40 west in Orange County Friday night, authorities said.

The wreck occurred at mile marker 263, about three miles west of Chapel Hill, dispatchers said.

Robert Earl Bizzell, 61, of LaGrange, was driving a UPS freight truck on I-40 west when his vehicle hit the back of a box truck. The box truck ran off the road, struck a guardrail and overturned down an embankment. The freight truck also ran off the road, struck the guardrail and overturned.

Bizzell was killed in the wreck, dispatchers said. The driver of the box truck, whose name was not released, sustained injuries. No other information about the driver’s condition was available.

No charges have been filed.