(FOX 46 WJZY) - JR Motorsports is mourning the death of team member Adam Wright, who died Sunday night in a single-vehicle crash near Statesville.
Wright, 33, was traveling on Flower House Loop around 10:50 p.m. Sunday “when he ran off the road twice and his vehicle became airborne,” according to Statesville.com, per North Carolina State Patrol Trooper J. S. Swagger.
Wright wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected, Trooper Swagger said. Wright was pronounced dead on scene.
Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Wright is being remembered on social media by many in the NASCAR community:
Thinking a lot about our dear friend Adam Wright this week! So sad he has left us. 😥 Great man! pic.twitter.com/VDXYbKrVEm— Brian Vickers (@BrianLVickers) August 23, 2017
Adam Wright's dad, Pete, worked for me for years, he loved his son and wanted the best for him, my prayers are for Pete, love you, God Bless— Darrell Waltrip (@AllWaltrip) August 23, 2017