The North Carolina Highway Patrol says the accident was reported shortly before 6am.
A truck driven by Jeffrey McManus, 44, of Purlear, was traveling north on N.C. 601 just south of Dobson when he tried to navigate a curve at a speed which was “unsafe for conditions” according to troopers. The rig, carrying logs crossed the centerline and overturned.
A southbound 2018 Nissan passenger car driven by April Hill, 42, of Dobson, struck the logs. She and her 4-year old son were pronounced dead at the scene.
Charges against McManus are pending.