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Father, stepson die in Clayton wreck

Posted January 18, 2009
Updated January 19, 2009

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— Nathan Jerome Hudson, 43, of Clayton, and his stepson, Jared Austin Johnson, 19, also of Clayton, died Sunday evening in a wreck on Winston Road, the state Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said the crash happened about 6 p.m. along the 800 block of Winston Road between Guy and Cornwallis roads.

Hudson was driving east on Winston when he lost control of his car and it crossed the center line and struck a westbound pickup truck, troopers said.

The driver of the pickup, Cirilo Dela Luz-Medina, 23, of Clayton, was transported by ambulance to WakeMed with minor injuries. Troopers said they charged him with driving without a license.


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  • ncgirl76 Jan 20, 2009

    My husband is a cousin of Jared's on his father's side and the family is in shock of course. Jared had just completed his first semester of crew school where he was studying to be a member of a NASCAR pit crew. He had received a 4.0 for the semester and we were all very proud of him. He seems to have left us too soon but the Johnsons are holding to their faith in Christ Jesus to carry them through this trial. We pray others will come to know Christ and grow closer to Him through this tragedy.

  • teacher-mom Jan 20, 2009

    My sympathy to the families and loved ones.

  • bus driver Jan 20, 2009

    I only met Nathan a couple of times (and several years ago at that). Nathan was a wonderful man who crossed my mind periodically through the years. His passion for his kids was something to behold. My prayers to his family and to Jared's mother.

  • BlowupDollWithChatAmbitions Jan 19, 2009

    This is so sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to their family, mom/wife and son/brother. :(

  • familyfour Jan 19, 2009

    Prayers are with the families....such a loss....

  • knightingale124 Jan 19, 2009

    Oh my goodness...Nathan and I were both voted "Best All Around" in high school. I recently had the opportunity to sit with him for a few minutes at the Golden Corral and talk for a bit. We talked about our children a lot. He was a kind and gentle man. I am very saddened to hear of his untimely death. Godspeed, Nathan.

  • ctscanner Jan 19, 2009

    Yes, Nathan was from Turkey.

  • knightingale124 Jan 19, 2009

    If this is the same guy I think it is, I graduated from high school with him. Was he originally from Turkey?

  • TeresaBee Jan 19, 2009

    beachandbirds.... so eloquently said.

  • alwaysCool Jan 19, 2009

    donnie - that was very uncalled for!!! 2 people have lost their lives and you wonder if the Hispanic might have not have a license. If you have read the story, it was not his fault. Before you start the blaming, think about the families involved and the pain that they are going thru.