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Woman killed in wreck on US 70 Bypass in Clayton

Posted December 13, 2013

Authorities closed westbound lanes of N.C. Highway 70 Bypass at N.C. 42 in Clayton early Friday due to a fatal wreck.
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— 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.

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  • outhousecat Dec 13, 2013

    os2triax - I'm very sorry for the loss of your friend. This was indeed a tragedy, especially for one so young.

    And I stand by my earlier post regarding the pictures. When I posted, there was very little information given. I'm glad the vehicle in which the young lady died was not shown.

  • vampireprincess67 Dec 13, 2013

    You get into a wreck that bad and tell me how much "common sense" you have. You would be in shock and disoriented. She was like a sister to me and the nicest person I've met. This wasn't fair at all.

  • os2triax Dec 13, 2013

    We don't know if she was disoriented or what, I don't believe she would have just got out the car happy and go lucky waiting to be hit by another car. Some of you people are so disrespectful, and have no compassion, you read something and think everything was prefect. This was my friend and today is a very sad day.

  • Mustange Dec 13, 2013

    Same thing in spring lake lady hit a car went to check on the other driver was struck and killed.

  • ifcdirector Dec 13, 2013

    Teach your kids to get well off the road and away from their vehicles fast if they can get out after a wreck.

  • I know some stuff Dec 13, 2013

    Very tragic. A week ago similar fatality near apex. Initial wreck, followed by secondary direct to body collision. Don't drivers look ahead anymore? Don't they even try to miss someone on the roadway? Drivers need to pay better attention, and sadly that's likely the initial problem here, causing the first loss of control.

  • SmileAndNod Dec 13, 2013

    Hangin On: Thank you

  • Hanging On Dec 13, 2013

    SmileAndNod - yes..it is dark at 6:30...it's closer to 6:50-7:00 AM before you can see without headlights.

  • SmileAndNod Dec 13, 2013

    If this woman had enough time to exit her vehicle and stand at the door, why did the SUV driver not have enough time to notice a car disabled and somewhat horizontal (blocking both lanes)? Is it dark at 630am?

  • baldchip Dec 13, 2013

    Sad situation. Prayers for all envolved.

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