TWO customers at a Hardee North Carolina restaurant were killed after a car crashed through the walls.
In Wilson, North Carolina, law enforcement responded to a single vehicle crash at the Hardees at 2313 Forest Hills Road around 9:47 a.m. Sunday morning, Fox 8 News reports.
Upon arriving at the scene, the Wilson Police Department determined that 78-year-old Jesse Lawrence had driven his vehicle into the restaurant, injuring a number of customers.
Both 58-year-old Christopher Ruffin and his brother, 62-year-old Clay Ruffin, were killed in the accident.
Christopher died at the scene while Clay was taken to ECU Health Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
It was reported that Lawrence was also treated for his injuries at the same hospital and was later released, per Fox 8.
The Strategic Traffic Enforcement Patrol Unit is currently tasked with investigating the accident.
In a recent press release, Wilson Police said they were confident there was no medical connection to the accident.
“At this time, officers are still investigating the incident but do not believe it is medically or disability related.”
This is an evolving situation and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Wilson Police Department at (252)-399-2323.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5999475/car-plows-into-hardees-wilson-north-carolina/ Car crashes into Hardee’s Restaurant in Wilson, North Carolina, killing two customers inside and leaving one injured