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Officials investigate fatal accident on Hwy 53

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Investigators say a Dodge Durango was heading towards Burgaw and collided with a Honda that was driving towards Atkinson. Investigators say a Dodge Durango was heading towards Burgaw and collided with a Honda that was driving towards Atkinson.

BURGAW, NC (WECT) – Authorities are investigating a fatal accident that happened in Pender County Friday morning.

According to Highway Patrol, one person was killed in a two-car, head-on collision that happened on Highway 53 near Burgaw. There were three passengers in each car. They were all taken to the hospital, one by helicopter.

Investigators say a Dodge Durango was heading towards Burgaw and collided with a Honda that was driving towards Atkinson.

No other details have been released at this time. Stay with WECT and WECT.com for more information as it becomes available.

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