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Roanoke Rapids man dies in wreck

Posted May 8, 2011 11:08 a.m. EDT
Updated May 8, 2011 7:02 p.m. EDT

— A Roanoke Rapids man died in a single-vehicle wreck two miles west of the city Thursday night, state troopers said.

Troopers said Cody M. Gainey, 18, was going east on Thelma Road around 9:30 p.m. when he crossed the center line, ran off the left side of the road and struck a ditch. His vehicle overturned.

Gainey was taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, but died of his injuries, troopers said.

Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the wreck.