Names of Duplin County Crash Victims Released

Three people were killed and five were injured in a pickup truck crash in Duplin County. State Highway Patrol officials say 51-year-old Winslow Hardy of Sharpsburg, 33-year-old Levy Martel Allen of Wilson and 46-year-old Eric Maurice Alsten of Wilson were dead at the scene.

Authorities say it happened yesterday evening when the truck
carrying eight people wrecked at the intersection of state Highways
111 and 903 near the community of Albertson. They were among five people riding in the bed of the pickup when it crashed.
Authorities say three people were critically injured and two
suffered minor injuries.

Highway Patrol investigators are trying to figure out what happened.