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Man killed in car accident near Thomasville


DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — State Highway Patrol, Davidson County EMS and the Triangle Fire Department responded to a fatal accident on Old U.S. 29 southwest of Thomasville.

According to State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. near Paper Moon Drive.

The victim was identified as Andrew Payne, 23, of Linwood.

Payne was headed eastbound on Old U.S. 29 when he drifted into the westbound lane and then went airborne into a ditch where his car struck a tree.

Payne was dead upon the arrival of emergency crews.

Police believe speed was a factor in the accident.

A portion of Old U.S. 29 was closed until around 7 p.m.


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