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Driver killed in Cary wreck to be buried in Arlington

Posted January 8, 2009

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— Services were scheduled in Virginia on Friday for a man who died Monday in a wreck in Cary, where police are still searching for the driver of a vehicle that they say caused the crash.

Lincoln Ross Woods, 25, died in the wreck on Morrisville Carpenter Road when a bus swerving to avoid a third car hit his Jeep.

Visitation was set for the Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News, Va., at 6 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service was set for the same location Friday at 11 a.m.

Woods will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including a deployment to Iraq, according to his obituary in the Daily Press, in Virginia.

Woods worked as an air traffic controller at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. He left behind a wife, Ashley, who is pregnant with a daughter.

Cary police said they are still looking for the gray Ford Taurus that witnesses said ran a stop sign and caused the bus driver to swerve. Officers have not filed any charges, but were working with the Wake County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information should call Cary Police at 919-469-4012.

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  • Ckimoo Jan 8, 2009

    Who swerves into oncoming traffic to avoid an obstacle?

    I get that someone blew through a stop sign, but that person must have been going in the same direction as the bus--its a T-intersection, so the person with the stop sign had to turn right or left.

    I believe they turned right (going west); I am assuming the person who died was traveling east to go to work.

    If the car that ran the stop sign turned left, he/she would have turned into the path of the bus AND the Jeep and probably would have been hit by one or the other.

    My opinion is that this bus driver was at fault to some extent by inattention or speed, but likely inexperience.

    The person who ran the stop sign contributed, no doubt. But at any time, an obstacle can come into your lane and you have to be prepared for that. You can't just swerve into oncoming traffic especially when you are piloting such a large dangerous vehicle.

  • Bulldog22 Jan 8, 2009

    Fair Winds and following seas! Semper Fi Devil Dog!

  • OSX Jan 8, 2009

    My God... bless this family. RIP Marine, Semper Fi, Marine...

  • DurhamHatesLIEfong Jan 8, 2009

    may the driver of the taurus never find solice anywhere.

  • bushisaretard Jan 8, 2009

    The guy worked for the FAA - I'm sure he had life insurance, and with a wife and a baby on the way, he would be a fool not to buy extra insurance.

  • LesPaul Jan 8, 2009

    You know what really gets me? Some people get on here and post whatever in the world they are thinking without any regard for the people that might be reading this. These people have just lost a loved one and I can promise you that some of the family will come on here and read these comments. Granted, you may have an opinion on whether or not a fund should be started, but before you go posting something so insensitive, please think about who may be reading viewing these comments. To most people these stories don't effect us personally so we can shrug it off and five minutes later we've forgotten about what we just read, but for a family member that comes on here and reads some of these posts, it would tear them to pieces.
    They have enough to deal with right now. I know we live in a county where we can say and type basically whatever we want, and for that I am very thankful, but just try to remember what your mom told you when you were a kid. If you can't say something nice...

  • headlong Jan 8, 2009

    Thoughts and Prayers to the Wife, unborn Daughter, Family, and Friends!!! RIP Soldier and Thank You for your years of duty!!!

    So sad!!! I hope that other driver comes forward or is found

  • garden Jan 8, 2009

    I sooooooo agree with spotted horse rider!

  • spotted horse rider Jan 8, 2009

    Some of you people are so cold hearted. . . . . . I pray for all involved and their families and IF a fund is set up for the wife of this man and his unborn daughter, I for one will send a check. For those of you who think it is not necessary. . . carry on with your lives and hope you are never in need of someone's kindness and compassion.

  • dh1964 Jan 8, 2009

    "Not everyone can afford life insurance enough to bury a man, pay his bills until his wife can do it herself, birth the new baby and send her through 12 years of school plus 4-12 more in college. hello. insensitive doenst cover that. try heartless."

    And a fund that someone MIGHT set up will cover all those expenses? That's wishful thinking. The insurance premiums that millions of people pay go into a pool that actually does cover those expenses for many victims of accidents.

    Of course some people can't afford life insurance. But if you have a job and have people that depend on you, then you ought to buy life insurance before that big-screen TV, X-box, etc. Crossing your fingers and simply hoping that you don't die or that someone sets up a fund to support your dependents is irresponsible, in my opinion.

    That said, I'm speaking generally, as I know nothing about this particular family's situation. This accident was truly tragic and I feel for the widow.

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