One killed in crash on I-40 west in Johnston County
Posted July 7
Benson, N.C. — One person was killed Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 near Benson in Johnston County, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.
Juan Delangel, 20, of Dudley, was traveling east on I-40 when he lost control of his 1996 Ford Explorer, which crossed over into westbound traffic near Exit 334 (Meadow). He died at the scene.
A passenger, Richie Morrisroe, 20, was taken to a local hospital and was listed in critical but stable condition Monday afternoon.
The Highway Patrol said Delangel was not wearing a seat belt.
The highway was closed between Exit 341 onto the Harnett-Dunn Highway (N.C. Highways 50.55) and Exit 334 for about an hour.