Man ejected, killed in Johnston County wreck not wearing seat belt, troopers say
Posted December 28, 2016
Updated December 29, 2016
Johnston County, N.C. — One man was killed Wednesday night in a single-vehicle wreck in Johnston County.
Authorities said James Edwards Jr., 58, of Selma was traveling south on Pine Level Micro Road when he drove off the road and hit a ditch, causing the vehicle to overturn.
Troopers said Edwards’ truck overturned at least twice, ejecting him from the vehicle. Edwards died on the way to the hospital.
Authorities said Edwards was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Troopers said Wednesday night’s crash is the third time they have responded to an unrestrained driver being ejected from a vehicle within 24-hours and the second fatality involving an unrestrained driver within 36 hours.