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Wilmington Teens Killed In Honda After Striking Duke Energy Truck ID’d

THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!" - September 7, 2017

The North Carolina High Patrol has named Brandon Punzalan, 18, of Wilmington, and Judson Regan, 18, of Roxboro, as the two teens killed in a wreck in Harnett County, NC., Wednesday evening.

According to officials, Punzalan was operating a 2015 Honda Accord west on US 421 around 5 p.m. when he went left of center, ran off the left side of the roadway striking a guardrail, came back onto the road and hit a Duke Energy truck. Punzalan and his passenger, Regan, were pronounced dead at the scene. Both teens were wearing seatbelts.

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The two occupants of the Duke Energy truck, identified as Ronald Leslee Gillis, 40, and Kyle James Smith, 23, were uninjured.

The deadly crash happened near Campbell University where both Punzalan and Regan were students.

The Highway Patrol is still trying to determine why Punzalan lost control of his vehicle but authorities think it might have been weather-related, as it was raining heavily prior to the crash. source

According to Facebook, Punzalan (pictured above,) was a pre-med student at the Campbell University School of Pharmacy.

Brad Creed, President Of Campbell U released a statement on the passing of the two teen who were both students of the school.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends at this difficult time.


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