Highway Patrol: Speed to blame in fatal Person County crash

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Friday, January 22, 2016

PERSON COUNTY (WTVD) -- Authorities say speed is to blame for a deadly crash in Person County late Thursday night.

It happened on Cavel Chub Lake Road off Highway 501.

The Highway Patrol said the driver, 60-year-old Donald Seamster of Roxboro, ran off road, over corrected and then hit a tree.

He was taken to Duke Hospital in critical condition.

The driver's brother, 56-year-old Tony Seamster of Roxboro, was killed in the accident.

According to officials, the 1950 Ford they were riding in did not have seat belts.

Charges are currently pending.