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Passenger dies in Swannanoa crash

Authorities confirmed they are on the scene of a fatal crash on US-70 in Buncombe County near New Salem Road. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Authorities confirm one person has died in a wreck on US-70 in Buncombe County, near New Salem Road.

The Highway Patrol tells News 13 that a pickup truck was traveling west on US-70 when a van pulled out of a parking lot and collided with the truck.

A passenger inside the van was killed.

There is no other information about injuries and no identities have been released at this time.

The road was closed for a time as crews worked to clear the scene, but it has since reopened.

This story is developing and will be updated as details become available.

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