Car crashes into tow truck, one person dead

UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - One person is dead in Union County after a car crashed into a tow truck at a body shop and stopped almost a 100 yards away in a field.

Jose Rosario Ortiz, 22, of Monroe, died in the accident, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

The wreck happened around 3:00 a.m. on Austin Chaney Road next to the Crossroads Body Shop in Wingate.

The roof of the Dodge Charger had to be removed by firefighters to get the person that died out of the car.

Two hours later, emergency crews found a second person in the car during the crash.

Fernando Acree, 23, of Wingate, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Union County.

Acree is charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony death by vehicle, Troopers said.

Acree was hiding in a field near the accident site.

Police tell us they are working to figure out how fast the car was going and what caused the crash.

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