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Fatal accident in Columbus Co. takes the life of a young man

Posted by Debra Worley - email

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - There have been a dozen fatal accidents in Columbus County in less than a month.

20-year-old Clayton James McKoy of Clarkton died Sunday after being ejected from a car when it overturned on Shaw Road, west of Riegelwood.

According to Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Cedric Antonio McKoy was driving the car, was ejected, and pinned under the vehicle.  As of Monday morning, he is in fair condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Authorities say the men were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

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