Driver dies after running stop sign in Hickory

A car driver died after running a stop sign and hitting an 18-wheeler in Hickory on Friday, police said.

The driver was southbound on 10th Street NE at about 9:30 a.m. when the car hit the trailer part of the 18-wheeler. The truck was westbound on 9th Avenue NE.

Neither alcohol nor speed appear to have contributed to the wreck, police said.

Police are not releasing the names of those involved in the wreck pending the investigation.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak