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Johnston County teen recovering after being thrown from truck

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A Johnston County teenager is recovering at WakeMed Hospital after a pickup truck he was riding was involved in a crash Tuesday.

The Highway Patrol says three teenagers were leaving Corinth Holder High School in Wendell when a 17-year-old driver, pulled out in front of a car.

A friend, 17-year-old Benjamin Vazquez, who was riding in the bed of the truck was thrown out.

He's in fair condition at WakeMed.

The driver and a passenger inside the truck both suffered minor injuries. Neither was wearing their seatbelts. Charges are pending.

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