- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

LAUREL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say one National Guard soldier was killed and another injured after the men were involved in a crash with two deputies from the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.

Highway Patrol troopers told local media outlets that the soldiers’ car ran a stop sign on N.C. Highway 144 in Laurel Hill on Saturday night and struck a sheriff’s office vehicle head-on.

The soldier sitting in the passenger seat, 22-year-old Andre Nelson of Lumberton, was killed. Authorities say they don’t think he was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver, 24-year-old Rasheed McLain of Fayetteville, was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The two sheriff’s deputies were treated and released from a hospital. Authorities are still investigating.

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