LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. -- The driver of a car was killed and three others were injured after a pickup truck crashed head-on into the car Wednesday morning,

The accident happened in the 1500 block of Highway 73 in Lincoln County.

Investigators tell NBC Charlotte it appears the driver of a pickup truck fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into the car. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Three passengers in the car were transported to the hospital.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

The accident remains under investigation. Stay with for more details on this breaking news story.