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Accident Injures at Least 4, Closes U.S. 70 West

Posted November 18, 2007

Traffic Accident (generic)

— A driver ran a red light on U.S. Highway 70 near Clayton, causing an accident that shut down half the highway and injured several people.

A car was traveling west on U.S. 70, while a second car was turning left from the highway onto Pony Farm Road around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Kasha Patrice Peazy, 18, ran a red light, causing the accident, state Trooper Daniel Edwards said.

The other car was driven by Maria Norma Montero, 37. She was transported to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries. Three of her passengers also suffered minor injuries. One other passenger, Irene Gonzales, was airlifted to Duke University Hospital. Her condition was not made available.

U.S. 70 West was reopened by 12:45 p.m., and eastbound lanes were never closed.


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  • hdonthefarm Nov 19, 2007

    Maybe because whe was legal, sober and on the right side of the highway? Could that possibly be the reason for so few posts?

  • leo-nc Nov 19, 2007

    "WHAT? no one has a comment? Unbelivable how people react when a non hispanic was at fault."

    Because this is only true about 10% of the time. I'm not saying it to be racial. I'm saying it because it's a fact, unfortunately. The other fact is that most aren't licensed either. It's not a racist thing; it just is.

  • dsal68 Nov 18, 2007

    I made this comment becusae that is the only thing people do when a hispanic is the one that cauase an accident. I just get fed up with all that is said. I get tired of people giving me dirty looks just becuase I am a hispanic.

  • Nana Nov 18, 2007

    If act this way on earth I can only imagine us all in heaven.
    God bless that baby.

  • GulfWarVet Nov 18, 2007

    Just hope they all recover quickly.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Nov 18, 2007

    Good job dsal68. When no one is biting, throw out some bait!

  • Educator Nov 18, 2007

    Grow up! Why does everything have to be about race. It was an accident caused by someone running a red light. Just glad no one was killed!

  • dsal68 Nov 18, 2007

    WHAT? no one has a comment? Unbelivable how people react when a non hispanic was at fault.