Moped driver killed in Onslow County identified

ONSLOW COUNTY - Investigators have identified a moped driver who was run over and killed in Onslow County over the weekend.

According to the Highway Patrol,  26-year-old Felix Vazquez Cruz, of Jacksonville, died in the accident on Highway 17, one mile north of Holly Ridge heading toward Jacksonville. It happened on Sunday at 10:05 p.m.

Trooper David Oglesby said Cruz crossed left of center and hit a Pontiac SUV traveling the opposite direction head-on. Cruz was ejected from his moped back into the southbound lanes, where another vehicle hit the victim, according to Oglesby

Cruz likely died at the scene, said Oglesby.

Alcohol did not appear to be a factor, Oglesby added. No charges were expected to be filed.

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