Local News

Identity released of man killed in Wilson County wreck

Posted August 17, 2010

— The state Highway Patrol has released the identity of an Elm City man killed Monday afternoon in a wreck in Wilson County.

Troopers said a Volkswagen Beetle crossed the centerline and collided with a tractor trailer at about 3:45 p.m. on N.C. Highway 58 near Thompson Chapel Road.

The car caught fire and rolled into a ditch. The Volkswagen's driver, James Marvin Creech, 59, was killed, troopers said.

The 55-year-old driver of the tractor trailer, Donny Edwards of Wilson, was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Traffic was backed up on N.C. Highway 58 for a short time following the wreck.

Both vehicles were traveling the posted speed limit and no charges were expected to be filed, troopers said.


This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all