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Two Campbell University students killed in crash

Posted September 6

— The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after two students were killed in a crash near Campbell University on Wednesday evening.

Authorities said the crash happened at about 5:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 421 in Harnett County when a car crashed into a Duke Energy truck.

The school said both of the students killed were men, but their names were not released, pending notification of next of kin.

“It just hits us really hard. We actually were coming back from the gym and we drove past the scene and saw some of the debris on the road and it’s really sad. On behalf of everyone at the university, I just want to reach out to those families and [say] prayers are with you,” said one student on campus Wednesday night.

Authorities said the accident appeared to be weather related, as it was raining heavily at the time.

A spokeswoman for the university said counselors will be on site Thursday to help students and staff.

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  • Jeffrey Derry Sep 6, 10:41 p.m.
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    So sad....prayers please