Two killed in Pender County crash

Double-fatal accident in Pender County

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Two drivers were killed in a head-on crash in Pender County Tuesday evening, according to officials with the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

Officials say the crash happened around 5:11 p.m. on U.S. 421 near the intersection with Fred White Drive, about five miles from the Currie community.

Jesus Berrones, 62, of Manchester, N.H., was traveling north on U.S. 421 when his Toyota crossed the center line and struck a Chevrolet SUV driven by Arnold Murphy Jr. of Burgaw.

Both men were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where they later died from injuries sustained in the crash.

No other injuries were reported.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, according to Highway Patrol officials.

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