MANSON — A Saturday night traffic accident claimed the life of a man from Manson.

N.C. Highway Patrol officials said the victim, Jeffrey Nelson Bullock, 40, died after his car ran off Drewry-Virginia Line Road about 5.1 miles north of Manson.

His vehicle was traveling south when it crossed the centerline and overcorrected, said Sgt. Elliot Fuller. It ran off the right side of the road near Wilson Brothers Road, struck a ditch, rolled over, hit several trees and ended up its roof in the woods.

Bullock was alone in the vehicle. Investigators have cited erratic, aggressive and reckless driving as a contributing factor in the crash, but as of Monday didn’t know whether or not alcohol was involved because they were awaiting the results of a toxicology screen.

The accident happened at about 10:05 p.m.

Contact Ray Gronberg at rgronberg@hendersondispatch.com or by phone at 252-436-2850.

Contact Ray Gronberg at rgronberg@hendersondispatch.com or by phone at 252-436-2850.

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