At 0717 hours this morning, officers and fire personnel were dispatched to an accident with injuries on Strickland Bridge Road just past Jenna-Shane Drive.
Upon arrival to the scene it was determined that a Dodge pick-up truck with three occupants was traveling outbound Strickland Bridge Road when the driver swerved around a bicyclist causing him to strike an on-coming Chevrolet automobile.
All three occupants of the pick-up truck have been taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital. Their status is unknown.
The driver of the Chevrolet was declared deceased at the scene. A female passenger in the vehicle, being described as a student, is currently pinned in the vehicle awaiting extraction from the Fire Department. Her injuries are serious.
At this time motorists are urged to use alternate routes of travel as Strickland Bridge Road is closed at Jenna Shane Drive and Larwood Drive.
Additional information will be released at such time it becomes available.