A Brunswick County car accident claims the lives of two

Posted by Laura Sinacori - email
Updated by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Sunday, a fatal car accident left one man dead and two other people in the hospital with extensive injuries.

According to the State Highway Patrol, 74-year-old William Charles Lambert of Longs, South Carolina, died when the car he was driving overturned in a ditch on US 17 near Highway 87, south of Leland.

State troopers say Lambert may have suffered a medical problem that caused him to run off the road.

Passenger Frank Robert Derose, 81, of Little River, South Carolina, died Monday afternoon at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

His wife, 78-year-old Irene Derose, is currently in ICU but is expected to recover.