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2 killed in Highway 17 wreck

By Mahsa Saeidi, Reporter
Published On: Jun 24 2012 01:28:40 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 25 2012 10:34:33 PM CDT
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ONSLOW COUNTY -

Troopers say an early morning wreck on Sunday has left two dead.  It happened on Highway 17, near Highway 210, just South of Jacksonville.

Troopers say 29 year-old Juan Torres of Wilmington was driving his Toyota Celica north on 17 at around 3 a.m. when he crossed the median and struck a southbound vehicle head-on.

Troopers say Torres, the only occupant of the northbound vehicle, was killed.  There were three occupants inside the southbound vehicle, a Dodge Charger.  Troopers say 21 year-old Rossio Jordan, a passenger in the back seat of the Dodge, was killed. Jordan was the wife of U.S. Marine and mother of a three year-old, according to Troopers.

Troopers say Jordan was in the car with two Marines from Camp Lejeune: 24 year-old Christopher Brown, who was driving, and 26 year-old Juan Ruiz, a passenger in the front seat.  Brown and Ruiz were transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.  Their conditions are unknown at this time.