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Man killed near Vass in crash with log truck

Posted November 27, 2012
Updated November 28, 2012

— A man was killed in a Moore County crash Tuesday evening when he ran his SUV into the side of a tractor-trailer carrying cut logs, authorities said.

James Westbrook Jr., 69, of Vass, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. on Vass-Carthage Road about 2 miles west of Vass. The truck driver was not injured.

The cause of the wreck is under investigation.


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  • deepriver Nov 28, 2012

    He was the Interim County Manager for Moore County.

  • lisa4 Nov 28, 2012

    Prayers going out to his family & friends.

  • Caring Nov 28, 2012

    Prayers go out to the family. So sad!