KING, N.C. — Two people died after a crash on U.S. 52 in King, according to a news release.
At about 8:42 p.m. Monday night, police and fire crews responded to a crash on U.S. 52 south, near the Moore-RJR Road exit.
At the scene, crews found a 2002 Toyota 4-Runner overturned on the right side of the highway.
The SUV had hit two trees and caught fire.
The driver, identified as 25-year-old Casey Dylan Sprinkle, of Westfield, and passenger 35-year-old Justin Kyle Barneycastle, of King, died at the scene.
U.S. 52 south was closed for several hours.