Neighbor: Benson man killed in fire was well-known in community

BENSON, N.C. (WNCN) – Authorities were on scene of a fatal fire in the 300 block of Benson Hardee Road in Benson.

Johnston County authorities received the call about the fire shortly before 6 a.m. Friday.

The victim has been identified Leroy Norris Sr., 70.

A neighbor told WNCN that Norris was well-known in the community.

“He rode his golf cart like a car. I mean, he went to town in his golf cart. You’d see him all around this area in his golf cart all the time,” said neighbor Bob Richardson.

Richardson said it’s going to be hard on everyone.

“It’s going to be tough for a while. His sons are going to take it really hard,” Richardson said. “It’s going to be something for a while. Like I said, everybody knows him here. He helps out everybody around here.”

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