Highway patrol responds to fatal accident in Columbus County - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

1 killed, 1 flown to hospital in early morning traffic accident

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A man was killed in an accident in Columbus County early Monday morning and another person was flown to the hospital.

According to troopers, a truck was driving on NC 242, near Princess Ann Road, when the driver ran off the road and hit a tree.

The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said the driver was flown to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

The names of the victims have not yet been released.

Check back for more details as they become available.

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