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Raleigh man killed in Pender County crash

Posted November 13, 2017 11:10 a.m. EST

— A 92-year-old Raleigh man died in a crash on Interstate 40 in Pender County early Monday, authorities said.

According to First Sgt. C.K. Parks with the State Highway Patrol, James Joyner died in the crash that took place just before 4 a.m. near mile marker 412.

Joyner's 2005 Buick LeSabre was stopped on the highway when a Jeep Liberty driven by Jamie Tavcic of Burgaw, struck his car.

The Jeep Liberty overturned on the roadway. Parks said that Tavcic had managed to get out of the vehicle and was checking on Joyner when a 2017 Ford F-150 driven by Kevin Oliver struck Tavcic's overturned Jeep.

Joyner died at the scene. Tavcic suffered minor injuries, and Oliver was uninjured.

Parks said that the Highway Patrol is investigating why Joyner had stopped on the highway. He said that Raleigh officials were in the process of issuing a Silver Alert for Joyner at the time of the collision.

No charges will be filed.