Accident Kills Three People

Three people are dead and two people are in the hospital after an accident Monday night in Duplin County.

It happened on NC 111 North near the 903 junction in Albertson.

The State Highway Patrol says eight people were in a truck, four in the cab, the other four in the truck bed, when the truck hit a ditch and slammed into trees. The four people in the truck bed were ejected, three were pronounced dead on the scene. One person was airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Another victim was taken to Duplin Hospital.

Officers are still investigating what may have contributed to the deadly crash.

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