12/22/13 — Man, 21, killed in wreck Friday

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Man, 21, killed in wreck Friday

By Staff Reports
Published in News on December 22, 2013 1:50 AM

A Wayne County man was killed Friday when the vehicle he was driving ran off the road near Fremont, struck a tree and overturned.

Kyle Casey, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

According to a report, Casey was traveling north on N.C. 581 at about 3:30 a.m. when his vehicle crossed the center line of the highway. He apparently overcorrected and ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a tree and flipped over.

The accident happened about five miles west of the town of Fremont.

Troopers said Casey was not wearing a seat belt. Alcohol was not considered to be a factor in the crash, according to the report.

Funeral services will be held today at 5 p.m. at the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory.