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Search Continues for Driver in Fatal Johnston Crash

Posted March 4, 2007 9:28 p.m. EST
Updated March 5, 2007 6:41 a.m. EST

— Authorities are searching for a suspect after a collision involving a tractor-trailer killed two people at a Johnston County intersection early Sunday evening.

According to Highway Patrol officials, the 18-wheeler collided with a Ford Contour at Highway 210 and Plainview Church Road and overturned. Two people inside the tractor-trailer were killed, Highway Patrol officials said.

Investigators and search dogs were searching for a male driver of the Contour who allegedly fled the scene.

Two other people inside the car were not injured. One of those passengers will face charges for allowing an unauthorized driver to drive their vehicle, Highway Patrol officials said.