A 28-year-old man from Hope Mills died of the personal injuries he suffered in a traffic accident on the morning of January 9.
According to Trooper B.A. Taylor of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Anthony Tirudo Cruz was southbound on Chicken Foot Road near Yarborough Road at approximately 6:30 a.m. when his vehicle ran off the road, collided with a fence, and overturned.
Taylor said that Cruz was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Taylor said speed was a factor in the crash.