RALEIGH, N.C. — WRAL-TV lost an employee and friend on Sunday morning.
Sean Roberts, 22, was killed when the car he was driving missed a curve on a rural road south of Henderson and hit a tree, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said.
Roberts was a news production assistant in the WRAL newsroom.
Roberts, who had worked at WRAL since February, was to graduate from N.C. State University on Wednesday with a bachelor's degree in communication.
The Highway Patrol said Roberts was alone in his car when the accident happened around 4 a.m. Sunday.
Funeral services are pending.