SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A mother and her son are dead after a crash in Surry County, according to the family.

Just before 6 a.m., NC Highway Patrol responded to a crash on US 601 near Chandler Road in Surry County.

According to troopers, a tractor-trailer carrying a load of timber overturned on its side and lost part of its load after going through a right-hand curve.

The timber then apparently hit the car, which went down an embankment and partially off the road.

April Hill, 42, of Dobson, was killed in the crash. Hill’s family tells FOX8 that her 5-year-old son was in the car with her and was also killed.

According to troopers, charges are pending, and the scene will be cleared once all debris is removed from the roadway.