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Moped driver killed in Wake crash with pickup

A moped rider was killed Friday morning after a pickup truck hit the back of the moped on Old Stage Road before dawn, the State Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said a Ford Ranger pickup and the moped were both northbound on Old Stage Road when the pickup hit the back of the moped.

It happened about 5:50 a.m., troopers said.

Investigators are trying to determine whether lights on the rear of the moped were working properly before the crash, the Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said speed and alcohol had been ruled out as factors in the accident.

The victim’s identity was not disclosed in order to give family members time to notify others, troopers said.

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