Accident in Moore County claims one life

MOORE COUNTY

It happened around 11 P.M. Saturday night on Long Leaf Drive in Seven Lakes.

Authorities said the vehicle went off the road and struck a tree.

The driver, 48-year-old Ernest Ray Barber Junior was pronounced dead at the scene.  His passenger, 25 year-old Bryan Scarlett was taken to the hospital.

Investigators said neither of the men was wearing seatbelts. Speed was also a factor in accident.

Long Leaf Drive was closed for more than three hours.

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