Man killed in head-on crash near Lillington
Posted May 29, 2013
Lillington, N.C. — A 62-year-old Eden man was killed in a head-on collision Wednesday in Harnett County, state troopers said.
The crash happened shortly after 9 a.m. on N.C. Highway 421 near Lillington. Troopers said Robert Blaine Clemmens, 50, of Wilmington, was driving his 2006 Ford pickup north on the road when he crossed the center line and struck a southbound 2005 Chevrolet van.
The van driver, Joseph Maitland Harris, died as a result of the crash. He was the only occupant in the vehicle.
Troopers said Clemmens swerved into the opposing lane to avoid slowing traffic in front of him. He was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and was released on an unsecured bond.
Troopers said both men were wearing seat belts, and airbags deployed in both vehicles.