NCHP: 3 dead in Union County car crash

Three people died in a single-vehicle crash Thursday night in Union County, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol. 

The accident occurred on US 601 at Sikes Mill Road when a Volkswagen Jetta ran off of the road, hit a utility pole, then a tree. 

Authorities said speed was a factor in the crash. 

This is a developing story, check back with us for more updates.