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Raleigh man killed in Johnston County wreck

Posted December 28, 2009

— A Raleigh man was killed Monday afternoon in a crash on Shotwell Road, near Clayton, authorities said.

At about 3:45 p.m., a 2007 Toyota was traveling southbound on Shotwell Road, near U.S. Highway 70 and Old Garner Road, when it crossed the center lane and struck a tractor-trailer head on.

The driver of the Toyota, John Nicholas Evans, 57, of 1912 Carl Williamson Road, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tractor-trailer driver Sergio Montejano Vasques, 45, was not injured. The truck, owned by Turbo Transportation of Texas, was waiting to turn into the Smithfield Distribution Center when the crash happened, authorities said.

No charges have been filed.

The accident remained under investigation, authorities said.

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  • hubie Dec 28, 2009

    just to inform who concerns that the google map that is posted where the location of the wreck is wrong. The wreck happen on the other side of the Old 70 highway and railroad tracks, between Old 70 and business 70. Should be at Shotwell and City Dump Rd.