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80-year-old woman dies in Clayton traffic accident

Posted May 29, 2008
Updated May 30, 2008

Traffic Accident (generic)

— Clayton police said an 80-year-old woman is dead after a traffic accident involving a car and a tractor-trailer Thursday evening.

The accident happened on westbound U.S. Highway 70 Business at Medical Park Drive.

Police said Julia Chernik Bilenky of Clayton was driving the car. She was taken to Wake Medical Center, but died as a result of the accident. Bilenky was alone in the car. The driver of the truck, William Keith Green, 36, of Apex, was not injured.

A preliminary investigation showed Bilenky's car pulled into the path of the westbound truck, which hit the driver’s side of the car.

Westbound U.S. Highway 70 Business was closed for about an hour, and onlooker delays jammed eastbound lanes. Detoured traffic created severe congestion on Shotwell Road, Old Garner Road and Guy Road in Wake County. Several minor accidents were also reported during this time.

The accident is still under investigation.


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  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc May 30, 2008

    God bless her, her family, and the truck driver. He must be torn up over this...

  • Fifteeninthemagandoneupthepipe May 30, 2008

    She was probably leaving her doctors office at the medical park, maybe she got some bad news?

  • dpcallah May 30, 2008

    Not the truck drivers fault, but it must suck to be in his situation.

  • Godschild43 May 29, 2008

    My prayers goes out to this ladys family.God bless them and may God comfort them.