Southern Pines Man Dies in U.S. 1 Wreck
A Southern Pines man died after a one-vehicle accident Wednesday night on U.S. 1 near Midland Road.
William Edwin Jones, 57, was driving a 2008 Chrysler Crossfire at a high rate of speed on U.S. 1 North just past W. Pennsylvania when he apparently lost control of his vehicle, according to the accident report.
The incident happened at 10:16 p.m.
Jones and his passenger, Tony Ray Moody, 29, of Southern Pines, both were transported to Moore Regional Hospital. EMS personnel reported that Jones died en route to the hospital, according to the report.
Moody was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesperson.
According to the accident report, a witness stated that Jones was driving much too fast to make the curve and lost control. Moody told investigators that Jones’ vehicle was travelling at 130 mph when it began “fishtailing.” The vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and into the median, where it struck a road sign and ran down the median until it hit a concrete culvert and flipped several times before coming to rest in the northbound lane of U.S. 1 facing south.
Police are still investigating the accident.
Contact Tom Embrey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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