Man dies after car runs off road, flips in Catawba County

Man dies after car runs off road, flips in Catawba County
North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports that the accident occurred off of Scronce Road and involved a Hyundai Elantra that ran off the roadway, struck a ditch and became airborne before striking several trees. (Source: Steve Ohnesorge/WBTV)

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A single car accident in Catawba County overnight left a car flipped over alongside the road and its driver deceased.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports that the accident occurred off of Scronce Road and involved a Hyundai Elantra that ran off the roadway, struck a ditch and became airborne before striking several trees.

Passerby at the scene called authorities shortly after spotting the unoccupied vehicle around 7:00 a.m. Upon arriving at the site, a trooper was able to locate the body of Brandon Eugene Scronce, 30, nearby. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Initial reports have determined that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and likely had been driving at an excessive speed.

“The driver was ejected from the vehicle and went down an embankment and the victim came to rest in a creek,“ Trooper Jeffrey Swagger said.

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