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Hillsborough Man Killed In Collision With SUV

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GARNER, N.C. — Garner police are investigating an accident that caused the death of an 88-year-old man Friday evening.

Authorities said Sylvester Jones Thompson, of Hillsborough, was traveling south on

New Rand Road near N.C. Highway 50

at about 5:30 p.m. Friday when he crossed over the center line and struck a Chevrolet Blazer almost head-on.

Thompson, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken to WakeMed where he later died.

The occupants of the Blazer suffered minor injuries.