Tractor-trailer hits pickup, kills man in Lenoir County

LENOIR COUNTY - A 22-year-old man was killed in a wreck involving a tractor-trailer in Lenoir County Thursday, said investigators.

The Highway Patrol said Thomas Strickland pulled out from the Dollar General on Highway 11 north of Pink Hill. But his pickup was then hit by a tractor-trailer traveling northbound.

The wreck happened at about 4 p.m. Thursday. Troopers said Strickland, of Autryville in Sampson County, was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he died.

Highway 11 in the area of the wreck was closed for several hours following the crash.

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