First Traffic Fatality of the Holiday Weekend

Authorities say the first Memorial Day weekend traffic fatality happened early Saturday morning.

Highway Patrol Troopers say that 36 year old William Stanford King was killed around 5:17 Saturday morning on Highway 258 outside of Fountain in Pitt County. Troopers say that King was speeding and was not wearing a seatbelt when he lost control and hit a tree. King was pronounced dead at the scene. Its unclear if alcohol was a factor.