Deputies Respond To Traffic Accident, Find Man Dead From Gunshot Wounds

Authorities are investigating the early morning death of a 53 year-old man. At 12:31am today (Monday), the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a call reporting a traffic accident in the yard of 4404 Beaver Dam Road in Erwin.

Deputies arrived on the scene and located Kenneth Dale Wilkins of Byrds Mill Road, Erwin deceased in the driver’s seat of the vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities said it appears Wilkins was struck by the gunfire while inside the vehicle.

No additional details have been released. This is an ongoing investigation.