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UPDATE: Authorities Identify Couple Killed in Route 80 Truck Crash in Mount Olive

By kcora on
Mount Olive

Authorities have identified the couple killed Wednesday in a crash involving a dump truck and a box truck on I-80.

According to police, officers responded to I-80 westbound near Exit 25 around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon for a report of a multi-vehicle crash.

An investigation revealed that a dump truck was traveling eastbound on I-80 when its tire blew causing it to swerve into the westbound lanes where it struck a Honda Ridgeline and a box truck.

The occupants of the Honda Ridgeline -later identified as John Rodriguez, 52, and Dawn Rodriguez, 49, (husband and wife) - were pronounced dead at the scene.

While the crash remains under investigation, no charges have been filed at this time.