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Vehicle Overturns in Raleigh, Driver Killed

Posted March 27, 2008

— A woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday.

Janette Louise Clark of Raleigh died after her vehicle overturned near Western Boulevard and Hillsborough Street just before 8 a.m., authorities said.

Clark lost control of her car, over-corrected and ran off the side of the road. Her car went down a grassy embankment, which had about a 10 foot drop, and flipped, police said.


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  • TomLynda Mar 28, 2008

    My wife and I know Jan personally and this is a tragic accident. She was not speeding, neither was drugs or alcohol involved. What caused her to suddenly to steer into the far right lane may never be known. She was an outstanding Christian and will be missed this side of Heaven. Please think of her family before posting remarks. Thank you.

  • unclum Mar 28, 2008

    As noted in the N&O today, the car WAS NOT speeding. Get all the facts before you say something hurtful about someone who was a great person!

  • unclum Mar 27, 2008

    I really wish that people commenting here would take the time to think about the family that is involved in this horrible accident instead of saying things like "stop being selfish". No one ever said that she was speeding, and even if she was, she's still someone's wife and mother (I know that for a fact because I know her and her family). Have a heart - it could have been you - you never know when it's your time.

  • jackadoo Mar 27, 2008

    thanks for all the details wral.

  • enoughsenough Mar 27, 2008

    You just never know where death will find you. Very scary!

  • childofNC Mar 27, 2008

    Her name was not in the article when I posted my comment.

  • hkypky Mar 27, 2008

    childofNC: No, or they would not have released her name. The person who drafted the story can probably IM until the cows come home but, in the Internet age, there's not much room left for journalism.

  • childofNC Mar 27, 2008

    They are most likely withholding more information until the next of kin are notified. Wouldn't hurt to be a little more sensitive.

  • boingc Mar 27, 2008

    Woops, missed your disregard.

  • boingc Mar 27, 2008

    "Western and Hillsborough don't intersect, (they run parallel) so where exactly did this accident happen?"

    Yes, they do intersect, where buck jones/jones franklin comes in at the harris teeter. Or, if you're traveling west on hillsborough, past the fairgrounds, western comes in after you go under the railroad tracks.