Police in eastern North Carolina say two customers at a two fast-food restaurant died when a vehicle crashed into the building
A sport utility vehicle crashed into a North Carolina fast-food restaurant on Sunday, killing two sibling customers, polisie gesê.
The single-vehicle crash occurred at about 9:45 am. at a Hardee’s restaurant in the city of Wilson, rondom 40 myl (65 kilometers) east of the state capital, Raleigh.
The Lincoln Aviator struck brothers Christopher Ruffin, 58, and Clay Ruffin, 62, both from Wilson, according to a police news release. Christopher Ruffin was pronounced dead at the scene, while his brother died at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville.
Photos from the scene showed the silver SUV appeared to have gone through the front windows, coming to a stop inside the dining area atop broken glass and window frames.
Another customer was examined by emergency medical personnel but didn’t go to the hospital, said police Sgt. Eric McInerny.
Polisie identified the driver as Jesse Lawrence, 78, of Wilson, who was treated at Wilson Medical Center and released. The investigation was still ongoing, but police said they didn’t believe the crash to be medical- or impairment-related.
No charges had been announced late Sunday afternoon.