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Both drivers die after Raleigh head-on collision

Posted October 29, 2012

— Two drivers have died after colliding head-on Monday afternoon on an Atlantic Avenue bridge in Raleigh, police said.

Vance Edward Wilson, 61, of Durham, and Jeri Powell Massey, 55, of Raleigh, were taken to a local hospital after the wreck, and they died some time later.

No one else was in either car.

Atlantic Avenue was closed between Capital Boulevard and East Whitaker Mill Road for nearly 4 hours after the collision, which happened around 4:50 p.m.

The cause of the wreck is under investigation. No other information was released.


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  • CuriousT Nov 5, 2012

    Didn't this happen LAST Monday?

  • kindness4 Oct 30, 2012

    Went to high school with Jeri in Fairfax. My prayers go out to her family and friends. She was a ray of sunshine.

  • Scubagirl Oct 30, 2012

    so sad.....thoughts are with those who cared for these 2

  • LOC Oct 30, 2012

    So sad.. Praying for all involved.