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Driver, Passenger Identified In Christmas Eve Wreck

Posted December 28, 2004

— A Deputy U.S. Marshall was one of the people who died in a deadly crash Christmas Eve.

The Highway Patrol says the driver of an 18 wheeler caused a Corvette to run off the road and hit a bridge on Interstate 95 just outside Rocky Mount.

The couple inside died.

They are identified as Delinwood Pearson, a deputy U.S. marshall, and Janet Pearson from Richmond, Va.

The truck driver, Roy Jones Jr, is charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Previous story:

December 24, 2004:

Two Killed In Apparent Hit-And-Run On I-95

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