Two dead after tractor-trailer overturns in Farmville

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Two men are dead after a tractor-trailer overturned in Farmville.

Farmville police say the accident happened at the intersection of Wesley Church Road and Highway 264 alternate on Friday.

The tractor-trailer was full of cargo and overturned, blocking the intersection entirely.

According to Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 2:30 a.m.

Traffic was blocked for hours as the truck owner and crews cleared the scene.

Darren Buckrham, 55, and John Parks, 66, were both inside of the tractor-trailer at the time. They both died as a result of the accident.

Highway Patrol Troop A is investigating this accident.