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Fatal wreck near Smithfield causes I-95 traffic delays

Posted August 5, 2009
Updated August 6, 2009

— A single-vehicle fatal crash caused traffic delays Wednesday evening along Interstate 95, near Smithfield, Johnston County sheriff's deputies said.

Driver Dusty Fowler, 34, of Smithfield, was killed when his vehicle ran off the road near mile-marker 97 at about 7:30 p.m., the state Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck an abandoned parked vehicle, then an embankment and a tree.

All northbound lanes of I-95 were closed for a short time after the wreck.


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  • kelcapps07 Aug 7, 2009

    We will miss you Dusty! R.I.P

    "I just wanna fly!"

  • jinglebells Aug 6, 2009

    Dusty's smile and his sly look will be forever in my head. My family and friends will miss you and we are praying for your family especially that precious baby girl. Sad day for all the local bar fly's as well.

  • lvhollywood20042000 Aug 6, 2009

    my prayers go out the family, you will be missed dusty

  • Sessy V--V Aug 6, 2009

    Dusty...... RIP my friend.

    You will be missed!

    My thoughts and prayers to the family