One man dead after car overturns in Lenoir County

DEEP RUN, N.C. (WNCT) – One man is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Lenoir County.

The Highway Patrol said Wednesday morning Joe Powell III was driving on Liddel Rd Tuesday night around 8:00 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle.

They said the car struck a ditch, causing it to overturn.

Joe Powell Jr., the passenger, was trapped inside the car. He died at the scene. Powell III was transferred to Lenoir Memorial Hospital.

Troopers said alcohol is a factor in the case. The Highway Patrol is talking with the local District Attorney’s Office on possible charges.

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