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Man killed, woman injured in wreck west of Rockingham

Kenny Melvin - Richmond Observer

ROCKINGHAM — One person is dead and another injured following a single-vehicle wreck late Sunday morning.

The N.C. State Highway Patrol was called to a wreck on U.S. 74 Business, near the intersection with Pine Circle Drive, around 11:35 a.m., according to Sgt. M. Heon.

The trooper said 42-year-old Brian Jenkins, of Rockingham, was driving east toward the city when his Dodge Ram 3500 went off the road to the right, down an embankment and into trees.

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Jenkins was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Katie Redman, was airlifted to a hospital and her injuries are currently unknown, according to Heon.

Troopers believe speed was a factor in the wreck, which is still under investigation.

Cordova Fire and Rescue also responded.

 

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