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LINCOLN, N.C. The Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that killed the passenger early Sunday morning.

The accident happened around 1:30am on Springs East Road, that s near Maiden Highway. Sgt. Hipp of the highway patrol tells NewsChannel 36, the driver Alan Chenault, over corrected after running off the road and hit a tree.

Chenault was treated for minor injuries, he is facing DWI charges.

The passenger, 50-year-old Alan Chenault, was killed in the crash.

More charges are pending against the driver.

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