Single-vehicle accident claims the life of a local man

A single-vehicle accident has claimed the life of a local man. The accident occurred near the intersection of Plank Road and Lakey Siding Road outside Robbins around 4 p.m. Sunday.

When emergency crews arrived on the scene, William Gregson, 22, of Robbins, was found unconscious in his Chevy Silverado pickup. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol was on the scene investigating the cause of the accident. They stated the driver lost control around a curve, ran off the road, hit an embankment and rolled several times into some trees. The accident is currently under investigation, but troopers believe speed played a factor.

Responding to the scene were Robbins Fire & Rescue, High Falls Fire Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, Moore County EMS, and N.C. State Highway Patrol.

~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.

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