SURRY COUNTY, N.C. – A Cornelius man was killed in a crash on Interstate 74 in Surry County Thursday morning.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, troopers responded to a crash in the eastbound lanes of I-74 a little after 8:30 a.m. Troopers said a man driving a Honda Civic ran into the back of a UPS tractor-trailer that was slowed down in a construction zone.

The driver of the Honda, identified as 41-year-old Hector Vargas, was pronounced dead at the scene.