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One injured in U.S. 421 accident

Posted September 8, 2010
Updated September 9, 2010

— A person was injured Wednesday evening in a wreck on U.S. 421 in Lee County.

Sanford police said a tractor-trailer jackknifed on the highway shortly after 7 p.m.

A helicopter took the injured person to Duke University Hospital for treatment.

More details, including the identity of the victim, haven't been released.


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  • b4jesus2 Sep 9, 2010

    our family came by right after it happen and even before police and rescue workers arrived...he use to go to church with my sons family

  • b4jesus2 Sep 9, 2010

    Well Known Pastor Killed In Traffic Accident
    A long time area pastor died Wednesday evening, reportedly in an automobile accident near Sanford. Though information is incomplete as of Thursday, family friends said Rev. B. Carroll Owenby, 78, died Wednesday night after rear-ending a tractor-trailer outside Sanford. Rev. Owenby was reportedly returning home from preaching the funeral of a friend in North Wilkesboro.

    Rev. Owenby was most recently the pastor of Freedom Baptist Church in Salemburg. Before taking the pastorate at Freedom Baptist, Rev. Owenby served as Minister of Pastoral Care at Central Baptist Church in Plain View and pastored North Clinton Avenue Baptist Church in Dunn for many years before that. Funeral arrangements are pending at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home in Dunn.

    Central Baptist Pastor Tom Wagoner said Rev. Owenby served his church for nearly seven years. He described Rev. Owenby as a great man who was well educated and who taught at a community college for years

  • all4him Sep 9, 2010

    The dear man passed away. He was a beloved member of our community and will be missed dearly! He was very intellectual and knew God's word inside and out! I have comfort in knowing that he is having a great conversation with God right now.
    I also think that it's sad that WRAL thought that it was important enough to put this on their website last night and bright and early this morning, but didn't think it was important enough to follow up on. Guess they think that our little community in Sampson Co. isn't important enough!

  • pwilliamson53 Sep 9, 2010

    WRAL, come on... you post stories and then no follow up. Your website is like a repeat of slow motion. Stories of interest and then nothing more. Please follow up on stories posted. Your reporters are usually on the spot, but lately stories are being left opened.

  • pamelaworley1969 Sep 9, 2010

    Is there not any updates to this story ? It happened last night , surely some information on this could be updated?