Wreck claims one life, injures two children

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By Rachel Johnson, Staff Writer

A single-vehicle wreck Monday left a Columbus County man dead and his two children injured.

Ricky Banks Watts, 54, of Delco, was killed when the Chevrolet pick-up truck he was driving overturned on U.S. 74.

According to 1st Sgt. Troy Pope of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at 3:59 p.m on April 8.

Pope said the truck driven by Watts was headed west on U.S. 74. The wreck occurred about 5.7 miles west of Leland and 1.3 miles west of Lanvale Road. The vehicle was traveling through Brunswick County toward Columbus County.

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