Person killed in wreck in Rockingham County identified

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. – One person is dead after a wreck involving three vehicles in Rockingham County on Friday morning, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Crews were called to U.S. 158 at Knight Road at about 6:30 a.m.

The driver of a 2006 Nissan Xterra SUV was trying to turn into a driveway off U.S. 158 when a 2014 GMC pickup truck, driven by 82-year-old Steve Anderson Puckett, of Madison, rear-ended the SUV, according to Highway Patrol.

Officials said the GMC then went left of center and was hit on the passenger side by a 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Puckett was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Nissan had minor injuries and the driver of the Ford was not injured.

Puckett was not wearing a seat belt, which significantly impacted the injuries he received, according to Highway Patrol.