A person is dead as a result of a vehicle-related accident in the early morning of hours of Saturday in Red Oak, the State Highway Patrol said.

The identity of the deceased was not immediately available. However, the person answering the patrol's 24/7 phone line in Raleigh told the Telegram that the patrol received the call at 3:45 a.m. and that the fatality occurred on N.C. 43 in the area of East Castalia Road.

The person answering the patrol's phone said information about a deceased person is not entered into the dispatch's computer system until after the deceased person's next of kin are notified.