- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

SOUTHPORT, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after an elderly couple was killed when their van ran off a highway and crashed outside Southport in Brunswick County.

Trooper M.E. Gore tells local media outlets that an 88-year-old man was driving the minivan at the time of the accident late Monday morning. A 92-year-old woman was also killed.

The van rolled over after leaving a road near the entrance to the Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal.

The driver died at the scene, while the woman was flown to a hospital where she died. The names of the victims are not being released until relatives are notified.

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