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Man dies in Selma wreck

Posted November 4, 2012

— A 30-year-old Middlesex man died Saturday after his car ran off the road outside Selma, hit three mailboxes and collided with an oncoming minivan, state troopers said.

Troopers said alcohol and speed were factors in why Williams Wiggins, 30, ran off the 5000 block of N.C. Highway 96 South around 8:30 p.m. After going airborne, his 1993 Lexus struck a 2002 Ford Winstar van northbound on N.C. 96.

Wiggins, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, was ejected from his car. He died of his injuries.

The Ford driver, David Strickland, 77, of Selma, was taken to WakeMed in Raleigh, where his condition was stable Sunday. His passenger, Betty Strickland, also in her 70s, was treated and released from the hospital.

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  • LARK13 Nov 5, 9:41 a.m.

    Sad a life is gone forever but happy the family not speeding down the road drunk is safe.