One Killed In Weekend Crash

One man is dead two others were sent to the hospital after a weekend car crash.

23-year-old Ryan Brown of Ayden died when his car hit a ditch and overturned. The Highway Patrol says Brown was traveling south on Highway 903 near Winterville, crossed the center line and over-corrected. It happened early Sunday morning.

Two passengers in the vehicle, 24-year old Ashley Gower and Courtney Nelson were flown to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Troopers say Brown and Gower were wearing seatbelts, while Nelson was not. She was thrown from the vehicle. The two women were listed in fair condition.

The Highway Patrol says speed is most likely a factor in this accident, but it is still under investigation.

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