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North Johnston High student among those killed in wreck

Posted December 14, 2009

— A North Johnston High School student was one of two people killed in a three-car wreck on N.C. Highway 39 four miles north of Selma on Monday afternoon.

The wreck occurred when a vehicle, driven by Nathan Cole, 18, of Selma, crossed the center line, side-swiped another vehicle and hit another car head-on, Johnston County Highway Patrol Trooper BJ Hare said.

Cole was the only person in vehicle. He was wearing a seat belt, Hare said.

No one in the second vehicle was injured.

The driver of the third vehicle, Victoria Jordan, 42, of Burgaw, was killed. She was the only person in the vehicle and she was wearing a seat belt.


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  • momx2 Dec 15, 2009

    I normally try not to comment however. First, i know the Cole family and send my thoughts and prayer to you and the other family. What a sad chain of events.

    TO:Moose, You really should think before you speak. Just because he was a teenager does not mean that he was careless or thoughtless. Nathan is a smart and wonderful young man. Accidents do happen. Next time think about how you would feel if it was you child or brother that was invovled.

    May each family be blessed and guided through this time of sorrow.

  • southern by choice Dec 14, 2009

    So sad for both the families involved. My son and son-n-law knew Nathan. Sending prayers to both families.

  • Proud Young Grandma Dec 14, 2009

    My son was a friend of Nate's. Prayers to his family as well as the woman's family. We have had way too many deaths on NC roads this past 10 days or so.

  • hebarnes1 Dec 14, 2009

    Both families are in my prayers.

  • hebarnes1 Dec 14, 2009

    Look i dont know who you think you are moose but there is no need for rude comments.. its a terrible tradgedy that both people got killed.. and yes it was his fault according to jason hare.. buttt do you even know the boy no.. i do.. do you know any of the teens that have gotten killed in johnston county no i now know 3 and have talked to all of them except for a few.. expecially the accident in 2007 that involved 2 boys i knew them and their family very well and i still talk to one of the boys family.. you do not know what that family is going through and no i dont knwo what Victoria Johnsons family is going through but it is hard on both reguardless of whos fault it was and AGE Doesnt matter when something like this happens.. and if you want to talk about teenage drivers.. lets talk about the recent accidents where ADULTS were driving or how bout the accidents that happen everymorning on the beltlinee who causes them? just please keep your uneccessary comments to yourself. thanks!

  • Skywatch_NC Dec 14, 2009

    Mercy, what an epidemic of tragic traffic accidents lately. :'-(

  • BruiserB Dec 14, 2009

    And it goes on. Two students were killed here in Wayne County yesterday afternoon, in a car accident. The driver was 17 and the passenger was 15. What a loss this is.

  • anonemoose Dec 14, 2009

    Only condolences for the cause of the crash? How about the innocent victim?

    Victoria Johnson, RIP. My prayers are with your family. I'm sure that many will mourn that you died for simply driving down the road in a safe and lawful manner and became the victim of another teenager.

  • tarheelblew Dec 14, 2009

    R.I.P. Nathan Cole....you will be missed