Fairmont man killed in Bladen wreck

By: Staff report

WHITE LAKE — A two-vehicle crash along N.C. 41 just east of White Lake near Mote Fields Road on Thursday took the life of a 22-year-old Fairmont man.

According to a report from the N.C. State Highway Patrol, the accident took place at about 7 a.m. when a Sanderson Farms pick-up truck being driven by Tyler Barnes, 22, crossed the center line while heading east and struck an oncoming vehicle being driven by Samuel Beck of St. Pauls.

Barnes was declared dead at the scene and N.C. 41 was closed for several hours in both directions.

There was no indication whether Barnes was wearing a seat belt or why his vehicle crossed the center line.

Staff report