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Moore County man killed in wreck near home

Posted December 17, 2010

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— A 63-year-old Robbins man died in a single-vehicle wreck near his home in Moore County Thursday evening, state troopers said.

James Melvin Oxenden's vehicle ran off the right side of the westbound lane of George P. Road, near High Falls, around 5:20 p.m., troopers said. Oxenden over-corrected, and his vehicle struck a tree and a fence.

Oxenden was killed in the wreck, troopers said. No other injuries were reported.

The wreck occurred about 1½ miles from Oxenden's home.

Troopers said that alcohol was not involved in the wreck and it wasn't clear if weather was a factor.


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  • wlgreen49 Dec 17, 2010

    Jimmy was a very nice man. I have known him & Linda all my life. Linda our prayer or with you & the family Love the Greens

  • djcnty8 Dec 17, 2010

    According to the story on another news website, the man was 1000 feet from his home and that the weather conditions were not a factor. Must have been the speed then.

  • wildcat Dec 17, 2010

    Was he speeding?