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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Surry County Tuesday morning.

Around 1:45 a.m., NC State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision on US 52 Southbound in Surry County.

According to troopers, a driver broke down on the side of the road and called for a tow truck.

The tow truck arrived and was retrieving the broken down vehicle when a tractor-trailer crashed into the tow truck and hit the driver of the vehicle that had broken down.

They died at the scene. The tow truck driver was not injured.

US 52 was closed for nearly eight hours. The tractor-trailer was hauling vehicles, and multiple vehicles it was carrying ended up on the highway during the crash.

Charges are pending.