KNIGHTDALE, NC (WTVD) --An 18-year-old man was killed in a crash on US Highway 64 near Knightdale early Thursday.
It happened in the eastbound lanes just before 2:30 a.m. Authorities later identified the victim as Brandon James Japhet, 18, of Wendell.
Drivers were detoured onto I-540 and then US-64 Business while investigators worked to learn what happened.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Japhet was headed east and hit the back of a wrecker truck parked on the shoulder. Japhet died at the scene.
The driver of the wrecker was not hurt.
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