Local News

WRAL-TV Employee Dies In Car Accident

Posted December 13, 2004 7:12 a.m. EST

— WRAL-TV lost an employee and friend on Sunday morning.

Sean Roberts, 22, was killed when the car he was driving missed a curve on a rural road south of Henderson and hit a tree, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said.

Roberts was a news production assistant in the WRAL newsroom.

Roberts, who had worked at WRAL since February, was to graduate from N.C. State University on Wednesday with a bachelor's degree in communication.

The Highway Patrol said Roberts was alone in his car when the accident happened around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Funeral services are pending.