Victim in fatal rollover accident identified; authorities still investigating
A vehicle flips in an accident in Leland.
LELAND, NC (WECT) - Officials with NC Highway Patrol have identified a man who was killed in a rollover accident near Leland Monday night.
According to troopers, Ricky Banks Watts, 54 of Delco, died when his pick-up truck flipped over on Highway 74/76 near Leland Industrial Park.
State Highway Patrol said more people - including two children - were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. It is unknown whether or not they have been released, but they sustained minor injuries.
The preliminary investigation shows the driver was in the left lane and swerved into the median, eventually flipping the truck, but First Sgt. Pope with Highway Patrol says the accident is
still under investigation.
Troopers are investigating if any other vehicles were involved, so you are asked to contact the office at 910-395-3917 if you witnessed the accident.