1 dead in Caldwell County crash

One person was killed Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash in western Caldwell County, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

The collision was reported about 7 a.m. on N.C. 18, not far from Playmore Beach Road. That is about 8 miles southwest of Lenoir.

Troopers said the crash involved a tractor-trailer and a pick-up truck. The road was closed for several hours but was reopened late Thursday morning.

The Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation, and troopers have not released the name of the victim.