RAEFORD — A Red Springs man was killed Saturday when his vehicle crashed into a tree off of John Russell Road near Raeford, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Ralph Eugene Britt, 74, of 4100 Maxton Road, Red Springs, was traveling east at about 2:25 p.m. when his 1995 Dodge truck exited the left side of the road and hit the tree, according to a report by Trooper D.L. Alford. Britt, who was alone in the vehicle, died at the scene.
The report said Britt’s vehicle was traveling about 55 mph when the accident happened about a half mile from McNeill Farm Road. The vehicle, which was valued at $5,000, caught on fire and was destroyed.