DILLON (AP) ó A weekend traffic accident has claimed the lives of three North Carolina men in Dillon County.


County Coroner Donnie Grimsley tells local media outlets that it happened about 4:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. Authorities said the accident happened when the Chevy Impala that five people were riding in left U.S. 301, went down an embankment and struck a tree.


The victims were identified as 18-year-old Derrick Baker, Jr., 18-year-old Andrew Hill and 23-year-old Wesley Chavis. All were from Fairmont, North Carolina.


The two other people in the car were injured and taken to McLeod Regional Medical Center.


Three dead in weekend accident in Dillon County