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Authorities ID man killed during head-on crash near Roanoke Rapids

Posted November 28, 2019 4:47 p.m. EST

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Authorities have identified a man who was killed two days ago during a head-on collision between his car an an ambulance in Halfiax County.

Johnny Alexander Brewer, 71 of Gasburg, Va., was killed Tuesday when his vehicle crossed the center line of NC Highway 125 at American Legion Road near Roanoke Rapids shorlty after 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the State Highway Patrol,

The accident prompted authorities to close both directions of the freeway while they investigated the wreck.

Authorities said Brewer was wearing his seatbelt, but it was unknown why his vehicle veered from his travel lane and crossed the center line.

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