Family mourns business owner, nephew killed in Moore County wreck during winter storm

Posted January 4, 2018 3:16 a.m. EST
Updated January 9, 2018 5:00 a.m. EST

— Family an community members are mourning the deaths of and uncle and nephew killed in a Moore County wreck Wednesday.

The two men died Wednesday night when the truck they were driving slid off a slick bridge and overturned in frozen water.

The victims have been identified as business owner Jerry Wilson and his nephew Michael Wilson.

Jerry owned the Wilson Brothers Milling and Trucking Company in Chatham County.

According to community members, the family is extremely well-known, regarded and loved.

Emergency crews were dispatched around 10 p.m. Wednesday to a creek on Dowd Road near Mount Carmel Road, located between the towns of Seven Lakes and Carthage.

Responders found a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck flipped upside down in the creek.

Officials said the pickup slid off the bridge, crashed through a guardrail and landed in the creek below.

A wrecker pulled the truck from the water, and the two men were found dead in the vehicle.