KILL DEVIL HILLS -- One person was killed in an three-vehicle accident involving a gasoline truck in Kill Devil Hills Tuesday.

According to police, the crash happened around 10 a.m. at the intersection of S. Croatan Highway/US 158 and Martin Street.

Traffic on US 158 was shut down for an extended period of time during the investigation.

Authorities say 80-year-old Shreve W. Bunting of Point Harbor N.C. was traveling southbound
on Croatan Highway when he side-swiped a pickup truck before losing control and crossing
into the northbound lanes. He was then struck by a tractor trailer carrying gasoline.

Bunting was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The other drivers involved were treated and released with non- life threatening injuries.

Police say gas didn't leak from the tractor trailer and there was no threat to businesses or
residents in the area.

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