Fatal Benson-Area Crash Undiscovered For Hours

A driver was killed in a crash Saturday night but the wreck wasn’t discovered until Sunday morning.

The single vehicle wreck happened sometime after dark Saturday night on Denning Road near Banner Elk Road near Benson.

The vehicle ran off the roadway in a curve, overcorrected, ran off the roadway a second time and overturned at the intersection.

The wreck was discovered around 7:00am Sunday.

59 year-old Carl Hines from S. Broad Street, Angier was alone in the vehicle and died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The Benson Fire Department, Johnston County EMS and NC Highway Patrol responded.

Photos by John Payne