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Person killed in Wilson County wreck

Posted October 7, 2008
Updated October 8, 2008

— The state Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck in Wilson County.

It happened at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday along U.S. Highway 301 and N.C. Highway 581, near Kenly.

A large truck was traveling east on Highway 301 when it collided with a vehicle traveling south on Highway 581, troopers said.

A passenger inside the car was killed. The driver was transported to WakeMed, where he was listed in critical condition.

The two people inside the truck were taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

The names of those involved in the wreck were withheld Tuesday evening.


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  • Tom Morrow Oct 8, 2008

    "Cars kill. They should be outlawed."

    No, PEOPLE in cars kill, THEY should be outlawed.

  • catluver Oct 8, 2008

    This is a sad, sad thing. I have traveled that road many times as I have family that lives close to there. What bothers me is Hwy 301 runs North to South and Hwy 581 runs East to West. If the traffic was runing the way the article says, I don't doubt there was an accient!! I don't mean to be petty, but; I do wish the media would get the story straight before printing it.

  • my voice Oct 8, 2008

    A wreck occurs at this intersection on a regular basis. There are signs and caution lights. I have been through this area many times, so therefore I know there is a stop sign there. Somehow people not familiar with the area always have problems at this intersection. The DOT probably does not know exactly what to do at this particular area to help avoid accidents other than what has already been done.

  • enoughsenough Oct 8, 2008

    U never know when your time is up. Even in the middle of a beautiful sunny day.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 8, 2008

    Cars kill. They should be outlawed.