WENDELL, N.C. (WNCN) – Two men were killed after their SUV flipped and they were partially ejected in a field in Wendell Saturday morning, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed to CBS North Carolina.
Authorities aren’t sure when the wreck at Major Slade Road and Mial Plantation Road happened, but they arrived on scene around 6:30 a.m. to find a 2007 Ford Explorer flipped on its side with two men dead inside.
The deceased have been identified as Sean Desmone McKoy, 29, and Randy Kent Norris Jr., 27, both of Knightdale. McKoy was driving and Norris was the passenger, authorities said.
A trooper on scene said the wreck may have happened around 3 or 4 a.m.
Authorities believe that alcohol and speed were factors in the crash and the driver and passenger were not wearing seat belts.
The crash is under investigation.
*Portions of this story were contributed from WNCN.*