Man accused of crashing into North Carolina restaurant and killing 2 people, including his daughter

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BESSEMER CITY, N.C. – A man is accused of driving a car into a North Carolina restaurant, killing two people, including his daughter, and injuring several others.

WSOC reported that Roger Self was arrested after police said he intentionally crashed his car into the Surf & Turf Lodge in Bessemer City at about 12 p.m. Sunday.

Wait staff said the suspect took his family into the restaurant and had them seated. He then allegedly went out to his vehicle and sped into the area where they were sitting.

Officers said one of the victims was identified as Self’s daughter, Katelyn Self, 26, who worked with the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office.

The second victim has not been identified. Other family members were also injured, according to police.

Officials said Roger Self is a private investigator who used to work for Gastonia Police Department years ago.

He has been jailed without bond on two counts of first-degree murder and has court planned for Monday, according to WBTV.

Staff at the restaurant said Self and his family visit regularly.

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