LILLINGTON — The driver of a vehicle that crashed in the yard of a home in Erwin early Monday had been shot multiple times, according to the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.

The wreck was reported at 12:31 a.m. in the yard at 4404 Beaver Dam Road, a sheriff’s office release said.

Deputies arrived and found a vehicle that struck a home at a low rate of speed. The driver, Kenneth Dale Wilkins, 53, of Byrds Mill Road in Erwin, dead in the driver’s seat, according to the release.

“It appears, at this point in the investigation, that Mr. Wilkins was struck by the gunfire while inside of the vehicle,” the release said.

No other information was given.