Man dies in Moore County crash

Image courtesy Frank Staples

November 28, 2012 12:53:43 PM PST
Authorities in Moore County are investigating an accident that killed a Vass man.

It happened Tuesday around 5:40 p.m. on Vass Carthage Road near Dicks Hill Road.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said James Westbrook Jr., 69, pulled out in front of a log truck and was struck. He died at the scene.

The truck driver was not injured. No one else was involved in the accident.

The investigation is ongoing at this time, but authorities said they do not anticipate any charges against the truck driver.

Westbrook was recently appointed interim Moore County Manager. He previously worked in Fayetteville, Cary and Asheville.

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