According to NC Highway Patrol Sgt. Daniel Hilburn, the crash ocurred about 41 feet west of State Road 1879. The crash ocurred when Johnny Alan Lanning, 25, of Delco, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned.
Sgt. Hilburn said that Lanning was operated a 1996 Chevrolet pick-up truck east on Old Lake Road when he ran off the roadway to the right, struck a ditch and overturned.
Sgt. Hilburn said Lanning was traveling at about 70 miles per hour when the crash ocurred.
Trooper W. A. Rogers investigated the crash.