Garner man killed when truck hits tree along I-40

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a Garner man died Tuesday night when hit pickup truck hit a tree along Interstate 40.

It happened around 10 p.m. along westbound I-40 in Johnston County.

Troopers said 20-year-old Jonathan L. Tatino went off the left side of the highway, overcorrected, and lost control before his truck slammed into a pine tree.

Tatino was declared dead at the scene. A passenger in the truck was taken to WakeMed with serious injuries.

Both men were wearing seatbelts.

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