According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, two Campbell University students were killed in an automobile crash near the university on the evening of Wednesday, August 6.
Local authorities said the crash happened at about 5:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 421 in Harnett County when a car crashed into a Duke Energy truck. An investigation is currently underway.
The school said both of the students killed were men, however, their names have not yet been released.
The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office informed Campbell University officials at about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday that two students died as a result of a car accident that occurred this afternoon. The accident appears to be weather related.
Campbell officials ask for prayers for the family and friends of the students and for patience as the Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation. Counselors, chaplains and ministers are available to meet with students who would like to speak with someone.
The University will not release the names of the students until their families have been notified. We will have more information on the accident and the University’s response early Thursday.
That is all the information available at this time.