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Hurricane Matthew workers killed in wreck in North Carolina

February 7, 2018

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Officials say two members of a ministry helping with Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts in North Carolina have been killed in a traffic crash.

The N.C. Highway Patrol told media outlets that 47-year-old Joshiah Miller and 19-year-old Kevin Koder of Hustonville, Kentucky, died when the truck they were riding in drifted off N.C. 711 in Robeson County on Tuesday.

The truck was hauling a trailer, which jackknifed and pulled the truck into a ditch. The passenger side of the truck hit a tree.

Two others in the truck were injured.

Miller and Koder were working with Christian Aid Ministries of Berlin, Ohio.

The patrol identified the driver of the truck as 34-year-old Wesley Jay Miller of Belle Center, Ohio. Miller was charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle.

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