Editor’s note: This report was updated to include the name of the man who died.


The Statesville Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that occurred Friday evening.

Officers responded to the intersection of Phoenix Street and Reid Street for a report of a single-vehicle accident about 7:13 p.m. on Friday, according to an SPD news release.

The vehicle struck a tree and the driver, identified as Randy Bebber, 65, of Statesville, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The Traffic Unit is investigating to determine the cause of the accident.

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