Pickup driver killed in Nash County crash
Posted December 23, 2011
Updated December 24, 2011
Battleboro, N.C. — A man died Friday afternoon after his pickup truck hit the cab of a semi-truck head-on. Trooper Travis Holloman of the state Highway Patrol said Willie Lee Banks, 77, likely died on impact.
Holloman said Banks, of Rocky Mount, was going southbound toward Battleboro on U.S. Highway 301 when he crossed the line, sideswiped another pickup truck and plowed into the cab of the larger truck.
The semi-truck driver, Carl Davis, 54, of Rocky Mount, suffered a hand injury and chest pains. The second pickup driver, Calvin Clark, 65, of Rocky Mount, took himself to a hospital with unknown injuries.
Troopers have not yet determined what caused Banks' pickup to leave its lane.
Traffic on U.S. 301 was closed in both directions while troopers and firefighters responded to the crash.