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Search Continues for Driver in Fatal Johnston Crash

Posted March 4, 2007
Updated March 5, 2007

— Authorities are searching for a suspect after a collision involving a tractor-trailer killed two people at a Johnston County intersection early Sunday evening.

According to Highway Patrol officials, the 18-wheeler collided with a Ford Contour at Highway 210 and Plainview Church Road and overturned. Two people inside the tractor-trailer were killed, Highway Patrol officials said.

Investigators and search dogs were searching for a male driver of the Contour who allegedly fled the scene.

Two other people inside the car were not injured. One of those passengers will face charges for allowing an unauthorized driver to drive their vehicle, Highway Patrol officials said.

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  • firemans wife Mar 5, 2007

    Angier's in Harnett County.

    givitanam -at- hotmail -dot- com

    Yes, the town of Angier is in Harnett County but the stretch of road that this accident happened on is in Johnston County. There are many places in that area that have an Angier address but are actually in Johnston County.

  • Rocknhorse Mar 5, 2007

    Drinking and driving is not a mistake. It is a choice! I don't care what color you are, where you were born, your level of education or your sexual orientation. When you CHOOSE to drink and drive, you put every person on the road at risk. You are a menace to society. If, when you choose to drive drunk, you do so w/no license or insurance, not only are you endangering everyone, but you leave anyone you have harmed w/o any recourse to attend to medical needs or financial loss! These people, whether they are white, black, brown, yellow, orange, purple, striped, polka-dotted, law officer, president, vice-president or clergy man, deserve no less than to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Now we just have to push our lawmakers to make that punishment more harsh!!!

  • givitanam Mar 5, 2007

    Angier's in Harnett County.

  • BEACH Mar 5, 2007

    lETS please pray for that wife and family that lost her husband

  • jmr Mar 5, 2007

    Does anyone know how to become legal? MONEY. Say what you wish...all of these comments make it sound like you think only "illegals" are ruining NC. Take a look around at the other illegal crimes going on. I must point out that it's not just the "mexicans" commiting the crimes. Black, white, or other, it doesn't matter.

  • Dokuge Mar 5, 2007

    I'm very much looking forward to hearing the "facts"!

  • jeneric43 Mar 5, 2007

    Exactly, superior thinker. We are HUMAN. That is my point. None of us better than the other. We all make mistakes, and we all pay for them. Some by the justice system, some in other ways. But, bottom line, we are all HUMAN. And, when we can start to treat each other that way and stop judging each other based upon how we look, smell, how much money we have, etc. world will be a better place. We all came into this world same way. Unfortunately, once we got here, that's when the environment took over.

  • Tarheel born Mar 5, 2007

    This is not a matter of bad mouthing an ethnic group. The facts are that another hispanic male who was drunk killed two innocent people. Just like an illegal hispanic male killed three young people in Lee Co. a few months ago. By inference you can bet the hispanic who ran away is illegal and was drunk. You don't have to guess, the video from last nights news cast plainly showed the other male was hispanic. Anyone want to take bets about his legal status?

    If you are illegal you are a criminal - plain and simple. You broke the law when crossed the borders illegally.

  • jeneric43 Mar 5, 2007

    gdail, you continue to make my point for me. This doesn't refelect poor on my family's ethnicity. My family did not commit this crime. Again, YOU ARE STRAYING OFF TOPIC. We all agreed this was horrible, person should be held accountable. What we don't agree on is the racial slurs and those of you who take every opp you can to bash others who are different from you.

  • independent_thinker Mar 5, 2007

    President George W. Bush was arrested for Drunk Driving once and Vice President Dick Cheney was convicted of DWI twice.

    The record indicates they both did everything possible to cover their tracks in later life to avoid political embarassment.

    Beware anyone [including posters on this forum] who claims moral superiority.