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One killed in tractor-trailer wreck on U.S. 64

Posted May 13, 2010 10:12 a.m. EDT
Updated May 14, 2010 6:49 a.m. EDT

— One person was killed in a wreck involving two tractor-trailers that closed the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 64 near Zebulon for eight hours Thursday.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said James Clinton, 30, of Greensboro, was traveling east on U.S. 64, near Lizard Lick Road, around 9:20 a.m. when he stopped in the right lane, and the other tractor-trailer hit his truck from the rear.

The other driver, Terrance Lynn Brown, 38, was killed on impact, authorities said. Clinton was taken to WakeMed with injuries that were not life threatening.

Investigators said Clinton stopped on the highway due to mechanical issues.

Traffic on U.S. 64 was backed up for miles in both directions as state troopers set up detours around the scene of the wreck.

Authorities said Clinton is a driver with J.B. Hunt Inc., out of Lowell, Ariz. Brown worked for Preferred Transport & Distribution Inc., out of Austell, Ga.