15-year-old NC student killed by log hanging off truck during crash

A student at Hibriten High was killed after a log went through the truck he was in on his way to school (Bria Bell/WBTV)

LENOIR, N.C. (WBTV) – A 15-year-old was killed in a crash involving a logging truck in Caldwell County Tuesday morning.

The crash happened at 7:43 a.m. at the intersection of Wilkesboro Boulevard (N.C. 18) and Taylorsville Road (Highway 90) in Lenoir. Police say the logging truck was turning right onto Taylorsville Road when a Ford F-150 tried to go through the intersection and struck a log extending off the back of the truck.

The passenger in the Ford, 15-year-old Wesley Alfred Oliver, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Oliver was a student at Hibriten High School, located near the scene of the crash.

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Counselors were available at the high school Tuesday for students, police said.

There was no word on other injuries.

As of 1 p.m., no charges had been filed in connection to the accident.

No further information has been released.

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