ST. PAULS — A teenager and a pastor from St. Pauls were killed Saturday night in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 301 near St. Pauls.
Details of the accident are unknown, as the Highway Patrol office is closed until Monday, but according to posts on the Facebook page for Chick-fil-A in Lumberton, one of the dead is an employee who was on his way to work, Zack Murdock. The other is Frank Strickland, pastor of New Beginnings Church of God in St. Pauls.
The restaurant is closed today, but opened this afternoon to those who wanted to gather in rememberance of Murdock and Strickland.
There were multiple passengers in Strickland’s vehicle, including his wife Stacy and daughter Gabby, who were taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Their status was not available Sunday.
The St. Pauls Review will update the story at stpaulsreview.com and in Thursday’s print edition.