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Wreck temporarily shuts down US-64 East near Knightdale

Posted June 1, 2012

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— One person was critically injured Friday morning when two cars collided on eastbound U.S. Highway 64 near Knightdale, the state Highway Patrol said. 

According to authorities, a speeding pickup truck collided with an SUV near Rolesville Road around 3 a.m., causing both cars to flip several times.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported to WakeMed with life-threatening injuries, authorities said. The person's name was not released, but Highway Patrol officials said the person will face speeding and reckless driving charges. 

The driver of the SUV, 44-year-old Dennis Leonard Isler, of Kinston, was charged with driving with a revoked license, but he won't face charges stemming from the wreck, authorities said. He was not injured. 

Authorities shut down both lanes of Highway 64 for several hours overnight. while crews worked to clean up the scene. Both lanes reopened around 6 a.m. 

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  • Warm Soft Dose of Snah Jun 1, 2012

    You can loose your liscence for not paying a non-moving violation ticket. Speed is the actual culprit here. For anyone who thinks speeding doesn't kill may I refer you to a formula that you may have learned in school: Force= Mass x Acceleration. You can break the rules of the road but you can't break the rules of physics. Sorry for the terrible wreck. Hope everyone will be OK.

  • IzzMad2016 Jun 1, 2012

    "Isler was not at fault."

    Maybe not for this incident but he's without a license for some reason and still choosing to drive.....seems to me like he doesn't care about abiding by the law.

  • kellypsnll Jun 1, 2012

    Just because the person didn't have a license doesn't mean he doesn't care. People do what they have to do to keep a job. If they have no other way, they might have to resort to driving. I'm not saying it is right but it happens more than you think.

  • killing_me_softly Jun 1, 2012

    Isler needs to wait until he gets his drivers license back before driving again. He obviously doesn't have good enough luck to be on the wrong side of the law.

    Isler was not at fault.

  • danderson221 Jun 1, 2012

    People without licenses just don't care. It's a shame too.

  • NCHighlander Jun 1, 2012

    Isler needs to wait until he gets his drivers license back before driving again. He obviously doesn't have good enough luck to be on the wrong side of the law.