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Driver Dies in 1-Vehicle Johnston Accident

Posted June 24, 2007

— A Newton Grove man died Sunday morning in a one-car accident on Mill Creek Church Road near Britt Road in Johnston County, state troopers said.

Jacob Bernard Sanders, 32, was alone in his car when it went off the right side of the road, he apparently over-corrected, and the car crossed the centerline and overturned in a ditch on the left side, Trooper Marlon Williams said.

It appeared that Sanders' car had been traveling well over the 55 mph speed limit for the road, Williams said.

Troopers found Sanders at the scene. They were called shortly before 5 a.m.


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  • wolfmandan Jun 25, 2007

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family...My advice to others: Leave Early..Take Your Time...Enjoy the Ride..

  • shine Jun 25, 2007

    Johnston Co has been hit with some traffic accidents lately. My sympathy to the family.

  • Adelinthe Jun 25, 2007

    Praying for his loved ones.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jun 24, 2007

    Speed kills. God bless him and his family...

  • ladyblue Jun 24, 2007

    It's a shame that haste in going somewhere has taken a young persons life again. I hope that his family will find solice and my prayers extend to them as well. I don't know if he had children but if so, may they be doubley loved by the rest of family.