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Goldsboro man charged in fatal Wilson wreck

Posted August 11, 2013

— A 20-year-old Goldsboro man faces driving while impaired, manslaughter and drug charges in a Wilson wreck that killed one woman and injured two others.

Police say Sameer Patel, 20, ran through a stop sign at the intersection of Hines and Manchester streets and hit a Toyota truck around 5 p.m. Friday. The driver of the Toyota truck, 48-year-old Samantha Colvin of Wilson, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Her mother, 67-year-old Martha Hinnant, was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center with serious injuries. Colvin's daughter, 21-year-old Maryse Colvin, was treated and released from Wilson Memorial Hospital. 

Patel was being held Sunday in the Wilson County jail under a $25,000 secured bond.


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  • nothing surprising Aug 15, 2013

    djnm58 - Patel is NOT a Middle Eastern name. If you want to comment on how common the name is, at least get your facts straight.

  • djnm58 Aug 12, 2013

    Patel, is as common of a Middle Eastern name as Jones or Smith is here. $25,000.00 seems terribly low.