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3-Car, 1-Truck Crash Blamed on Wrong-Way Driver

Posted April 29, 2007

— An 18-year-old Franklinton man was hurt and police were searching for a driver who fled on foot after a collision that involved three cars and tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 1 near N.C. 56 in Franklinton early Sunday morning, the state Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said Joseph DuBois was driving north on U.S. 1 when a car traveling south in the northbound lane hit DuBois's car head-on. His car spun and it and the car that hit it crashed into a third car and a tractor-trailer, police said.

The driver of the car that was going the wrong way was a male who jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot, Trooper T.L. Hunt said. Police did not have a description, however. The car is registered to a person in Arizona, but that was not the driver, Hunt said.

DuBois was flown to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, but officials there had no word on his condition.

U.S. 1 was closed in both directions for several hours after the 5 a.m. accident.


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  • avocadopit Apr 30, 2007

    When they start screening the posts, we'll know.

  • cheekygreek Apr 30, 2007

    Joseph,we all sincerely wish you only the best.Class 2007 especially hopes you heal quickly so you can Graduate with the rest of your classmates.

  • cheekygreek Apr 30, 2007

    I already have my idea,but I was trying to put it nicely,so the whinners would not be so loud.

  • I hear voices Apr 30, 2007

    I'm with you ERRN

  • ERRN Apr 29, 2007

    Do we even need to guess about this one??????

  • mjkmj Apr 29, 2007

    Maybe because it was 5am...you know, dark?

  • cheekygreek Apr 29, 2007

    If someone saw that he jumped out,why no description?

  • JustDontUnderstandPpl Apr 29, 2007

    I hope that they catch whoever did this. This is sad...