Woman killed in wreck on US 70 Bypass in Clayton
Posted December 13, 2013
Clayton, N.C. — One person was killed early Friday in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 70 Bypass at N.C. Highway 42 in Clayton.
Raycheal Osborne, 23, of Clayton was westbound on U.S. 70 at about 6:35 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle, ran off the road and hit the guardrail on the right shoulder, authorities said. Her car bounced off the guardrail and ended up blocking both westbound lanes.
Osborne got out of her vehicle and was standing next to her driver’s door when a 2000 Ford SUV driven by Carlton Overby, 65, of Wilsons Mills, hit her, authorities said. The SUV then pushed her vehicle into the right turn lane for N.C. 42, where it hit a 1992 Honda Accord driven by Mariel Ibar, 36, of Pine Level.
Osborne was pronounced dead at the scene.
Emergency crews closed both westbound lanes of U.S. 70 for about three hours to investigate the wreck. The highway reopened to traffic at about 9:30 a.m.