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Harnett man dies in head-on collision

Posted December 7, 2011

— A Harnett County man died in a head-on collision in southern Wake County Tuesday night.

State troopers said that Willie Junior Surles, 47, of Coats, died when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle along Old Stage Road, near Shellfish Drive. Surles wasn't wearing a seat belt.

There was no word on the condition of the other driver.

The cause of the wreck remains under investigation.


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  • LibertarianTechie Dec 7, 2011

    @luv2surffish2, that also goes for any road. The speed limit is what it is for a reason.

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 7, 2011

    Got him crossing the center line pretty quick, but some polictian we won't name, and they ain't figuired it out yet? Oh, different LEO...

  • warbirdlover Dec 7, 2011

    I got T-Boned by a drunk driver who was going 80mph. The seat belts & air bags saved my hide. Ask a tow truck driver or ems about someone going throught the windshield without a seatbelt on. I know because I used to drive a tow truck years ago. Not a pretty sight.

  • luv2surffish2 Dec 7, 2011

    old state road is dangerous!

    not if you obey the 45mph speed limit... and stay off your phone

  • Unknown Caller Dec 7, 2011

    I agree with you 7thSeal, but the odds are definitely in your favor with a seatbelt.

  • simplelogic Dec 7, 2011

    7thSeal, I was in a head-on collision in 1985. If I hadn't been wearing a seat belt, I wouldn't be around to comment on stories like this. That's MY reality.

  • The7thSeal Dec 7, 2011

    "Seat belts save lives.
    mike honcho"

    Maybe in TV....BUT in REALITY,not always.

  • Here2tellya Dec 7, 2011

    old state road is dangerous!

  • pebbles262004 Dec 7, 2011

    So sorry for this families loss....

  • mike honcho Dec 7, 2011

    Seat belts save lives.