Man killed in Davidson County wreck

HEALING SPRINGS, N.C. — Troopers are investigating the reported death of a Denton man after a single-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday morning in southern Davidson County.

According to the Lexington Dispatch, the 83-year-old man’s truck was found crashed around 10 a.m. on Varner Road off N.C. Highway 8.

Trooper R.T. Simmons tells The-Dispatch the man was pronounced dead at the scene.  His full identity has not been released as authorities are working to identify family members.

Simmons says the man was driving east in a 1993 Toyota pickup truck when he crossed the center line and struck multiple trees.

It is not yet clear what caused the man to wreck.  Troopers estimate he was going about 30 miles per hour.

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