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Bunn man killed in Franklin County head-on collision

Posted December 11, 2013

— A Bunn man was killed and at least one other person was injured Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision in Franklin County, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Donald Clay Haislip, 53, died when a car, driven by Casey Michelle Pitzing, 19, crossed the center line of N.C. Highway 39 near Louisburg and struck head-on the vehicle Haislip was driving.

Authorities said witnesses reported that Pitzing blanked out, crossed the line, hit a car driven by Yobina Ortiz-Santiago and continued on, striking Haislip.

Yobina Ortiz-Santiago, authorities said, refused treatment.

Pitzing, of Warrenton, was charged with driving left of center and death by motor vehicle.


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  • fredkim7397 Dec 12, 2013

    Prayers for both families involved...

  • mike275132 Dec 12, 2013

    "Pitzing blanked out"

    What is Blanked out ? Is it Passed out, fell asleep or what?

    Come on WRAL