1 person, 3 dogs killed in Harnett County crash

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Sunday, March 3, 2024
1 person killed, 2 dogs rescued in Harnett County crash
The crash happened just before 11:30 a.m. on Lafayette Road near US Highway 401.

HARNETT COUNTY. N.C. (WTVD) -- One person is dead after a crash Saturday morning in Harnett County.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 11:39 a.m. on Lafayette Road near U.S Highway 401. When troopers arrived, they found a Chevrolet Impala that hit a tree. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials said two dogs were also inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, and were found alive. They then found a third dog.

All three dogs ended up dying on the scene.

A preliminary investigation found the vehicle drove off the edge of the road causing the driver to lose control and hit a large tree causing severe damage to the vehicle.

The driver's identity has not been released.

Troopers said speed was a contributing factor in the crash.