First Posted: 1/5/2011
LUMBERTON A Lumberton man was killed in a single-car accident on New Years Day when his car flipped and landed on top of him, according to police.
Jose Sanchez, 44, of Eaglewood Mobile Home Park on N.C. 41, was pronounced dead on Saturday at the intersection of Fayetteville and Dawn roads, according to Lumberton police Lt. Johnny Barnes.
Sanchez was traveling on Fayetteville Road at 10:35 a.m., when he hit the right side of the guardrail at the Interstate 95 overpass, Barnes said. Sanchezs 1995 Dodge Neon ran off the road, flipped off the embankment and overturned several times, throwing Sanchez from the car.
Barnes said the accident report did not say if Sanchez was wearing a seat belt.