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Lillington man dies after car overturns, strikes wall

Posted July 23, 2011 10:47 p.m. EDT
Updated July 23, 2011 11:23 p.m. EDT

— A Lillington man was killed in a single-car wreck Saturday afternoon when he veered off the road and overturned, troopers said.

Scott Dexter Byrd, 49, was driving east on McDougald Road in Harnett County when he lost control of the car, struck a retaining wall and overturned shortly before 4 p.m., near the intersection with Peach Farm Road.

He died as a result of his injuries, troopers said.

Troopers said that alcohol was believed to be a factor.