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Driver killed in crash on U.S. 52

A person died in a crash at U.S. Highway 52 near the NorthEast Connector Friday afternoon.

Albemarle Police responded to an accident around 5 p.m.

“A motor vehicle was exiting the Burger King parking lot onto U.S. 52 and another vehicle traveling north on U.S. 52 T-boned that vehicle in the driver’s door area,” Police Chief David Dulin said.

The driver pulling out of the parking lot was killed and a passenger in the vehicle was taken to Atrium Health Stanly before being flown to Carolinas Medical Center Main, Dulin said.

Names are being withheld until family members can be notified.

More information will appear on thesnaponline.com and Tuesday’s edition of The Stanly News & Press.