A 19-year-old man has died and a 19-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with personal injuries from a wreck on the morning of April 27 on Interstate 40 in Pender County just before noon.


According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, 19-year-old Rose Hill resident Eber Banegas was traveling at a high rate of speed in a sport utility vehicle when he started heading toward the median before overcorrecting. The vehicle overturned three times, causing Banegas to be ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


The female passenger, whose name was not released, received air transport to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

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