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Roanoke Rapids man dies in Gaston area crash

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A Roanoke Rapids man died Thursday in a single-vehicle crash in the Gaston area.

According to a preliminary report by Trooper J.T. Keeter of the state Highway Patrol, Matthew Porch was traveling west on Lebanon Church Road shortly after 3:30 p.m. when he crossed the centerline and ran off the road to the left.

The vehicle collided with a mailbox and a ditch and then overturned several times.

Porch, 54, was wearing a seatbelt.

Contributing factors include speed and weather conditions.

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