UPDATE: Two brothers killed in car accident Friday night

Published: Dec. 8, 2019 at 1:03 PM EST
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Two brothers were killed in a single-car accident Friday night in Tyrrell County.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Highway 94 South near Pity My Shoe Rd,

Troopers arrived at the scene shortly before 1 a.m. Friday morning.

A preliminary investigation indicates the driver over-corrected the vehicle, and ran off the left side of the road, before the car overturned and came to rest upside down in a canal.

The two boys, a 16-year old, and an 8-year old were pronounced dead the scene.

There were no other passengers in the vehicle.

The Highway Patrol says family has been notified and an investigation into the accident is still on-going.

According to a post on Facebook, the 16-year old boy was a junior at Mattamuskeet Early College High School.

The school announced Saturday that the student died in the car accident, and would begin offering grief support for the students starting Monday.

Here is the full statement from the school:

'Laker Family,

It is with heavy heart that we need to inform you that we have lost one of our junior students at Mattamuskeet Early College High School in a car accident.

This Monday, December 9th, we will be prepared to support any students who are grieving during this time. Please be considerate of the family and others at this time of sadness. Keep the family in your prayers.

Please stay safe and we will see you on Monday."