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Pickup truck driver ejected, dies in rollover crash in Harnett County

Posted July 4

— A person died early Tuesday morning after being ejected from a pickup truck during a crash in Harnett County.

The person was driving a Dodge pickup truck northbound on U.S. Highway 401 just south of Bunnlevel around 2 a.m. Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the person was driving at a high rate of speed when they ran off the road to the right, flipped the truck multiple times and was ejected.

The driver, who was not identified, was pronounced dead when emergency crews arrived.

The crash happened in the area of US-401 and Byrds Pond Road.

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  • Stacie Hagwood Jul 4, 2:34 p.m.
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    I don't know what it is about Harnett and Johnston Counties, but folks there seem to have an aversion to wearing their seatbelts...to their deadly detriment.