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Underage Driver Killed In Wreck During Wilson County Chase

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WILSON COUNTY, N.C. — Investigators said a driver killed in a wreck during a police chase in Wilson County on Saturday was not old enough to have a license.

Officials said Juan Salazar, 15, was driving a car with stolen plates the wrong way on Highway 301.

The state Highway Patrol said a Wilson officer chased Salazar for several miles until he slammed into the side of a pickup truck.

Salazar died from his injuries.

It is unclear how the teenager got the car or why he was running from police.

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