PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Authorities have identified the victims of a deadly single car crash in Pender County.
According to Trooper Brandon Long with NC Highway Patrol, the accident happened shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday on Piney Woods Road near the intersection of Hwy. 421.
The driver, Jeffery Jacobs Jr., 32, was pronounced dead on the scene. The passenger, Jason Newkirk was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. Newkirk is expected to recover from his injuries.
Long said Jacobs was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Camaro west on Piney Woods Road when he crossed over the yellow center line.
According to Long, Jacobs tried to overcorrect and lost control of the vehicle.
The car eventually ran off the road, struck a ditch, overturned, and hit a pine tree before finally coming to rest.
According to Long, both the driver and the passenger were ejected from the vehicle.
No charges were filed as a result of the incident.