UPDATE: Two boys are dead after a car accident that happened Friday on 94 South near Pity My Shoe Road in Tyrrell County. They were brothers.
They were 16 and 8 years old.
NC Highway Patrol says the vehicle over corrected, hit a ditch, over turned, and landed upside down in a canal.
Officials arrived on scene at 1am Friday.
The boys were in a Dodge Caravan. They died on scene.
Highway Patrol is still investigating what caused the crash.
PREVIOUS: A student at Mattamuskeet Early College High School is among two that died in a car accident.
Mattamuskeet Early College High School is in Swan Quarter.
On the school’s Facebook page, they wrote,
Laker Family,Mattamuskeet School Campus
It is with heavy heart that we need to inform you that we have lost one of our junior students at Mattamuskeet Early College High School in a car accident.
This Monday, December 9th, we will be prepared to support any students who are grieving during this time. Please be considerate of the family and others at this time of sadness. Keep the family in your prayers.
Please stay safe and we will see you on Monday.
The Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that a car accident happened on 94 South near Columbia on Friday. Two people are dead as a result.
The State Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation, according to the sheriff’s office.
WNCT has reached out to NC Highway Patrol for more info but has not heard back.