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Troopers: Car crashes into tractor trailer, leaving 1 dead in Iredell Co.

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IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — Troopers said a man is dead after he drove a vehicle into a parked tractor-trailer and caught fire late Saturday night in Iredell County.

WSOC reported that the wreck occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Jericho Road, roughly 20 miles north of Statesville.

The identity of the victim has not been released. Investigators said they will use dental records to help identify him.

Investigators said only one person was inside the vehicle and that they believe the vehicle to be a type of Jeep.

Authorities said the impact of the crash moved the 18 wheeler several feet.

Read more: WSOC.