Local News

Hope Mills man dies in wreck

Posted January 10, 2010 11:18 a.m. EST

— A 28-year-old man died in a single-vehicle wreck on Chickenfoot Road, about 7 miles south of Hope Mills, Saturday morning.

State troopers said that Anthony Tirudo Cruz was speeding when he ran off the right side of the road, near Yarborough Road, around 6:30 a.m. Cruz's vehicle struck a fence and overturned, ejecting him.

Cruz, of Hope Mills, was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said. He was the only person in the vehicle.

Troopers said Cruz wasn't wearing a seat belt and was going 75 mph in a 55 mph zone.