Fatal Accident on Highway 421

JANUARY 25, 2006 -- An early morning accident left one man dead.  The accident happened on US Highway 421 north of Wilmington just before 5:00 Wednesday morning.

Authorities say a pick-up truck was heading southbound on 421 towards Wilmington when it collided with an 18-wheeler turning left into the Yellow Transportation Truck parking lot. The crash left the pick-up truck pinned underneath the 18-wheeler.

The driver of that pick-up, 30-year-old Carl Futrell from Currie, was pronounced dead at the scene. They believe he was on his way to work at A-1 Sanitation in Wilmington.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, Andrew Bandzack, was not injured in the crash, but he is facing charges of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Reported by Nicole Ferguson