2 killed in Highway 17 wreck
Troopers say an early morning wreck on Sunday has left two dead. It happened on Highway 17, near Highway 210, just South of Jacksonville.
Troopers say 29 year-old Juan Torres of Wilmington was driving his Toyota Celica north on 17 at around 3 a.m. when he crossed the median and struck a southbound vehicle head-on.
Troopers say Torres, the only occupant of the northbound vehicle, was killed. There were three occupants inside the southbound vehicle, a Dodge Charger. Troopers say 21 year-old Rossio Jordan, a passenger in the back seat of the Dodge, was killed. Jordan was the wife of U.S. Marine and mother of a three year-old, according to Troopers.
Troopers say Jordan was in the car with two Marines from Camp Lejeune: 24 year-old Christopher Brown, who was driving, and 26 year-old Juan Ruiz, a passenger in the front seat. Brown and Ruiz were transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
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