COLUMBUS COUNTY -- Two people were killed in a fatal accident at the intersection of US-74/76 and NC-11 near Freeman Thursday morning.
The accident happened at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday. According to authorities, a tractor trailer was travelling on US-74/76 westbound when it hit a pickup truck pulling in front of it and crossed into the median.
Mary and Gordon Squires of Kelly, North Carolina, were in the pickup truck. The couple was killed instantly.
The driver of the tractor trailer will not be charged.
Highway Patrol is warning drivers to be cautious when driving in the rain.