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One Killed, Three Injured in Johnston County Collision

Posted March 17, 2007

— Troopers believe the weather played a role in a fatal crash in Johnston County.

A speeding car hydroplaned on Brogden Road east of Smithfield Friday afternoon and hit another car in oncoming traffic.

A woman riding in the car that was hit died, while two others were critically injured. A passenger in the speeding car suffered head injuries.

Investigators said charges are pending in the collision.


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  • luvtoflymycessna Mar 20, 2007

    Sad that this happened--but SLOW DOWN when it rains! Damn people common sense is all it takes!

  • livin2dance03 Mar 18, 2007

    My dad knew the family that was hit and it is a sad situation. The man in the accident lost his mother in this and he is in very critical condition right now. His wife is not as bad off, but she still needs prayers. Please be praying for the family of both right now.

  • diwanicki Mar 17, 2007

    My thought and prayers go out to them all and to the family of the person that died. Big yawn, sorry to hear that.

  • BIG YAWN Mar 17, 2007

    This brings back bad memories. I lost a good friend in that same area back in 1981. The road is really flat in some curves and holds puddles of water. She hit one and overturned in a ditch.