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2 killed in Harnett County wreck Tuesday evening


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LILLINGTON – A Linden couple was killed Tuesday after their car ran off N.C. 217, just south of Josey Williams Road in Harnett County, the Highway Patrol said.

Odell Surles , 68, and his wife, Annie Delores Surles, 54, of 4861 Pine St. died in the wreck that happened at 5:06 p.m. about a mile north of Linden, according to a report filed by Trooper T.C. High.

Odell Surles, who was driving a 2006 Lincoln, was traveling south on N.C. 217 at an estimated 90 mph, the report said.

He lost control of the vehicle as it entered a curve, the report said.

The vehicle hit a ditch and a tree, traveled across Slash Circle, hit a street sign and a fire hydrant before crashing into another tree, the report said.

Surles’ was traveling an estimated 70 mph at impact, the report said.

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