Campbell University said two of its students died in a traffic accident likely related to Wednesday’s weather and asked people to pray for the family and friends of those involved.
The crash happened about 5:45 p.m. on U.S. 421 near Russ Drive, ABC11 Eyewitness News reported. Russ Drive is southeast of the Buies Creek university and northwest of central Erwin.
In a news release, the university said it would offer more information Thursday, including the students’ names. Campbell also is providing counselors and clergy to anyone affected.
A line of strong afternoon storms with heavy rain were Wednesday’s dominant weather feature.