VASS, N.C. (WNCN) – A man and a woman were killed in a single-vehicle wreck Sunday morning near Vass, The Aberdeen Times reported.
The wreck happened on Lake Bay Road near the Lake Bay Church Road intersection.
Frank Staples with Cypress Pointe Fire & Rescue said authorities were paged out to the scene around 7 a.m. but the vehicle was cold when crews arrived on scene. Authorities believe the crash happened earlier in the morning between 1:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m.
Investigators said the crash occurred when the red Toyota Camry left the roadway and crashed into a fence before striking a pine tree, The Aberdeen Times reported. According to the newspaper, Walter Roosevelt Cook Jr., 28, of Aberdeen, and Ebony Ashley Byrd, 28, of Southern Pines, were declared dead at the scene.
Cook and Byrd were not wearing seat belts and had to be cut from the heavily damaged car, the newspaper reported.
Responding to the wreck this morning were units with Cypress Point Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and the N.C. State Highway Patrol.