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Crash In Salisbury Claims Morganton Man’s Life

A Morganton man was killed in a crash in Salisbury. The deceased is Eugene Laughridge. According to a published report out of Salisbury, the crash occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Monday (February 5). The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene.

According to the report, two vehicles were heading east near the 6800 block of Statesville Boulevard. According to reports from the scene, a pickup truck exited the roadway where it collided with a Subaru, which was on the shoulder of the highway. Laughridge was operating a Subaru passenger car, when he was struck by a 2013 Ford pickup truck.

The driver of the truck, Jeffery Antonitis of Holden Beach, was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. He did not suffer any severe injuries. Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.

[Information for story courtesy of Salisbury Post]