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Man dies after wreck in Johnston County

Posted February 21, 2012

— A 47-year Garner man died late Monday after he wrecked his car while traveling west on Page Road near N.C. Highway 50 in Johnston County, State Highway Patrol officials said. 

Troopers said John Patrick Carter was traveling approximately 30 miles an hour over the posted speed limit when he lost control of his car in a curve just after 9 p.m.

Carter's car overturned twice and came to rest against a patch of trees following the wreck. 

Carter, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car, troopers said. He died at the scene.

Carter lived at a home on Cattle Farm Drive, less than a mile from where the wreck happened. No other information was released.


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  • jet9192 Feb 21, 2012

    This is a very dangerous road. Going faster than 45mph is almost impossible on the curves. When I saw the car on the news last night, I couldn't tell if it was a SUV, van or sedan. I don't know if a seat belt could have saved him as bad as the vehicle was messed up. I just hope that the people who travel this road will take this as a warning to slow down. Prayers to his family. I know their hearts are broken.

  • Mom2two Feb 21, 2012

    speed kills sometimes, not wearing seatbelts kills more times.

  • cwood3 Feb 21, 2012

    Speed & no seat belt= death by ejection. Cars can be extremely protective in a collision. Seat belts help keep you in the car!!

    Blessings and peace to his family!

  • wmb95013 Feb 21, 2012

    that curve is just before the Waverly Pointe subdivision, it's a bad curve at posted speed.

  • fishon Feb 21, 2012

    Carter, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car,

    With a seat belt he probably would have survived.

  • Proud Young Grandma Feb 21, 2012

    speed- and not wearing a seat belt...

  • bombayrunner Feb 21, 2012

    sad to hear, i try not to hurry, another reminder why.

  • rhondapace Feb 21, 2012

    My sincere condolences to John's family. John was great guy to work with and will be missed.

  • Scubagirl Feb 21, 2012

    speed kills