Another pedestrian has died on Moore County roads after an overnight accident located between Whispering Pines and Vass.
Emergency responders were dispatched just before 12:30 am Saturday to reports of a vehicle accident where a tractor-trailer had struck a pedestrian in the 3800 block of Vass-Carthage Road.
The first arriving emergency unit advised that the pedestrian who was struck was deceased at the scene.
The large truck jackknifed while the truck’s driver was attempting to stop the vehicle. The occupants inside of the tractor-trailer were reportedly not injured in the accident.
According to officials an adult male was killed, however no other details about the victim have been released at this time.
Vass-Carthage Road was totally closed to traffic in both directions for an extended period of time by the large truck in the roadway and while authorities conducted an investigation of the wreck.
Responding to this incident were units with Whispering Pines Fire & Rescue, Cypress Pointe Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Whispering Pines Police Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and the NC State Highway Patrol.
The accident remained under investigation by the NC State Highway Patrol as of this report.