By WECT Staff | May 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT – Updated May 21 at 5:06 PM
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – A man was killed after his truck collided with a tractor-trailer in New Hanover County Friday morning, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
The crash happened in the 2500 block of U.S. 421 North near Flemington Road around 10 a.m.
Highway Patrol officials said the driver of a white 2005 GMC pickup truck, identified as Mark Fergus, 65, of Wilmington, was traveling south when he went into the middle turn lane and crossed into oncoming traffic, crashing into the side of a tractor-trailer that was heading north.
Fergus died at the scene, officials say.
No other injuries were reported and no other vehicles were involved. Additionally, no charges will be filed.
All four lanes of U.S. 421 North at the crash site were closed for several hours as crews worked to clear the scene.
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