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One Dead, Several Injured in Pittsboro Multi-Vehicle Crash

Posted April 3, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— A Northwood High School student is dead and 11 others were hurt after a two-car wreck in Chatham County Tuesday afternoon.

Troopers say the car was trying to pass another vehicle when it crashed into a van carrying eight people. The car's front seat passenger, 18-year-old Joseph Matarazzo, died in the incident.

The car's driver, 18-year-old Mark Brocker, suffered a broken leg. The other injuries are not serious.

Charges are pending against Brocker.