Two dead after SUV crashes into North Carolina restaurant

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Two brothers were killed when a sport utility vehicle crashed into a North Carolina fast food restaurant on Sunday, police said.

Around 9:45 a.m., a vehicle crashed into Hardy’s Restaurant in Wilson, about 40 miles (65 km) east of Raleigh, the state capital.

A Lincoln Aviator attacked two brothers from Wilson, Christopher Ruffin, 58, and Clay Ruffin, 62, according to a police news release. Christopher Ruffin was pronounced dead at the scene and his brother died at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville.

Photos from the scene showed a silvery SUV passing through the front window and appearing to come to a halt inside the dining area above the broken glass and window sill.

Another customer was examined by paramedics but did not go to the hospital. Eric McInerney.

Police identified the driver as Wilson’s Jesse Lawrence, 78, who was treated at Wilson Medical Center and released. Investigations are still ongoing, but police said they did not believe the crash was medical or disability related.

The charges were not announced late Sunday afternoon.