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Man dies in Hoke County crash

Posted September 1, 2012

— A 33-year-old man died after his pickup truck struck a tree off a Hoke County road late Friday, state troopers said.

Michel McPhaul's 2005 GMC truck ran off the right side of Gainey Road, near Fulford McMillan Road, while he was approaching a curve to the right, troopers said. The truck continued traveling until it struck a tree.

McPhaul, who had been at a family gathering earlier that evening, died of his injuries, troopers said.

Troopers haven't identified the cause of the wreck, but said they think speed might have been a factor.

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  • aproudmommyof2 Sep 4, 2012

    Love you Johnny! You were the best,period ..... You are already truly missed but I know GOd makes no mistakes! The world is suffering a great lost but your still winning, hold it down for us until we make it there! Thanks for the awesome memories you left behind for us..... Love you until the world blow
    💔 tater