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Fatal crash on NC-87 discovered about 8 hours later

Posted August 28

— A 24-year-old Sanford man was killed early Sunday when his vehicle slammed into a tree in a woodline off N.C. 87, about 1½ miles south of Sanford.

According to The Fayetteville Observer, Dillon Meyers, of Big Branch Road, probably died on impact. Authorities did not receive the call until after 9 a.m. Sunday, said Trooper C.T. Black.

“I’m thinking it happened at 1 or 2 in the morning,” Black said. “Someone rode past and found the vehicle.” Meyers was headed southbound on N.C. 87 when his vehicle crossed the center lane over into the northbound lanes, Black said. The vehicle then crossed back over all four lanes before running off the right side of the highway.

Meyers was the only occupant in the vehicle. No other cars were involved in the crash.

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  • Jerry Sawyer Aug 28, 12:10 p.m.
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    That car moved over the center line of the road. Then it over corrected and ran over all four lanes before it ran off the road. Boy, that must have been one of those self driving cars. WRAL, the car didn't kill him, he killed himself.