LUMBERTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A traffic collision involving an 18-wheeler resulted in the death of a Leland man early Wednesday morning, the Lumberton Police Department said.
The collision happened around 7 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 74-Alternate and West Fifth Street Extension.
Police say that a 2016 Freightliner was traveling southeast attempting to make a left turn onto U.S. 74 Alternate.
A Chevrolet Silverado driven by Mark Smith, 65, of Leland, was traveling west on the same highway. Police say that Smith’s vehicle collided with the Freightliner.
Police say that Smith was pronounced dead on the scene.
Contributing factors have not yet been determined in the crash, police say.
This investigation is ongoing.
Police urge anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Corporal Cedrique Bridges, Lumberton Police Department DWI Enforcement Division at 910-671-3845.