TRYON, North Carolina (CBSDFW.COM) – An upstate North Carolina news crew died in a crash on the job on Monday.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol told CBS-affiliate WSPA_TV, two WYFF-TV employees were hit by a tree while driving southbound on Highway 176 in Polk County, North Carolina.READ MORE: Tyson Foods Spending $50M On Bonuses For Hourly Workers At Meat Plants
Reporter Mike McCormick and photographer Aaron Smeltzer were in Polk County covering severe weather.
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McCormick started working at WYFF in 2007 as a reporter in Spartanburg. He was also the anchor of the stations weekend evening newscast.
Smeltzer started working at WYFF in February of this year, according to the station’s website.MORE NEWS: US Department Of Labor Awards $2.6M To Provide Texas Military Members, Spouses Jobs
The station said on it’s website, “All of us at WYFF News 4 are grieving. We are a family and we thank you, our extended family, for your comfort as we mourn and as we seek to comfort the families of Mike and Aaron.”