Two killed in wreck north of Rocky Mount
Posted July 11, 2012
Whitakers, N.C. — Two people died early Wednesday when a tractor-trailer slammed into their Honda Accord on Interstate 95 South north of Rocky Mount, state Highway Patrol officials said.
Jeanie Michelle Evans, 48, and Sharonda Denise Hendricks, 26, died at the scene.
Authorities said their late-model Accord was stopped in the right hand lane between mile markers 146 and 147 when it was hit by the tractor-trailer, which was traveling at highway speeds.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, James Myers Jr., 38, was not injured. He was traveling from Pennsylvania at the time.
The wreck blocked both lanes of I-95 for more than two hours as crews worked to clean up the scene.