Driver, mo-ped rider killed in I-95 wrecks near Fayetteville
Posted September 16, 2011
Fayetteville, N.C. — Two people were killed early Friday in two separate crashes that shut down part of northbound Interstate 95 in Robeson County. Both crashes involved tractor-trailers, according to the State Highway Patrol.
The first wreck occurred at mile marker 35 when a tractor-trailer crashed into the back of a mo-ped, causing a fire. The mo-ped operator, Roxanne Jones, 37, of Elrod, died, and the truck driver, Keith Green, 51, of Columbia, S.C., escaped unharmed.
There was no word on whether Green could face criminal charges, but state law prohibits mo-peds on interstate highways.
The second wreck, near mile marker 34, occurred as traffic backed up from the first wreck, authorities said.
A vehicle driven by Richard Johnston, 58, of Bronx, N.Y., rear-ended a tractor-trailer that was stopped in traffic, authorities said. His wife, Elsa Johnston, died, and he was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton for treatment.
The truck driver, Marvin Garvin, 46, of Rowesville, S.C., was uninjured.