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Two killed in wreck north of Rocky Mount

Posted July 11, 2012

— 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.

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  • duvalldonna21 Jul 11, 7:14 p.m.

    It is indeed such a tragedy. My prayers and best wishes go out to all the families, friends, and loved ones for all parties involved. I would like to make a rational comment to those of you on here who would like to bash truck drivers. Although I can not speak for all truck drivers I can indeed speak for this one since I know him very well. He is a very cautious driver and has been driving for quite some time. Please not ALL truck drivers are uncurtious to other drivers. I just believe that before people start pointing fingers they should know all the facts. ALL of the families have enough grief to deal with, and some will live with this forever. The truck driver has a wife, and children of his own, if it had been him whom passed, would you be glad because he's a truck driver? The driver attempted to stop it is very obvious. Please this is a hard time for everyone think before you speak. And again my prayers to all families.

  • Ozzie Jul 11, 3:45 p.m.

    So very sad for the families and friends of those who died in this horrific accident. Prayers for everyone involved.

  • halfpint1552 Jul 11, 3:00 p.m.

    I will remember that if anything tragic happens in my family, not to read you people's heartless comments. How would you feel if you read these comments after someone you loved passed tragically?

  • mgala86 Jul 11, 1:56 p.m.

    Two women are dead and a man will have to live with that for the rest of his life. If you were not there then you shouldn't assume anything. Maybe the car had a malfunction, maybe they were out of gas anything could happen. Two families are mourning and people are making senseless comments about the death of two women.

  • msnatashasilver Jul 11, 1:14 p.m.

    i really dont care what the case may have been the point is people lost lives, family members, friends, etc and people are hurting inside and out!!!!!!! everybody dont drive slow and everybody dont drive fast the point is all need to be respected regardless if a car is stopped the you slow down or stop also!!! i was on 95 Sat and an 18 wheeler went over white line on the side to pass a car that that was going at least 75 bc we were going 80!!!! ppl think before speaking!! i respect the trucks and the others on the road so i expect the to respect me as well!!!!

  • garnertoy Jul 11, 1:12 p.m.

    CONCERNED10 you and your family will be in my prayers.

  • concerned10 Jul 11, 12:59 p.m.

    @jmf1073 6.0 She doesn't have a license and she doesn't know how to drive, that's how I know

  • 2gurlz2boyzMom Jul 11, 12:42 p.m.

    SCUBAGIRL is right.
    but wow... u can not even tell that was a car...
    prayers go out to the families and friends.

  • boingc Jul 11, 12:40 p.m.

    "Wondering if it's possible to comment on GOLO without admonishing someone...even after their death.
    Can bloggers resist the temptation to wag their virtual fingers?" TheDude abides

    So aren't you wagging your virtual finger at people for wagging their virtual finger?

  • concerned10 Jul 11, 12:39 p.m.

    One of the people killed in the wreck just so happens to be my aunt and although I don't know all the details as to what happened, I know that she wasn't driving the vehicle because she doesn't have a license. Reading some of these comments have gotten me disgusted due to the fact that no one knows exactly what happened. I happen to know that if my aunt would've known something like this would've occured, she would've taken measures to make sure she was safe, now her child will have to grow up not knowing his mother. Instead of people criticizing, you all should be thinking about the families involved and the affect it will now have on our lives. Thanks to those who sent their condolences, they are greatly appreciated. I deeply feel for everyone else who were affected by this.

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