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Two die in separate wrecks in Johnston County

Posted August 18, 2010 12:04 a.m. EDT

— The state Highway Patrol on Tuesday responded to two fatal wrecks in Johnston County.

Thaddeus West, 28, of Fremont, was driving southbound on N.C. Highway 222, near Kenly, when he ran off the road and overcorrected, troopers said.  The vehicle then veered off the other side of the roadway and struck a mailbox and tree, troopers said.

No other vehicles were involved, and West was alone in the car.

Troopers said he was wearing a seat belt, and alcohol was not involved.

Another person was killed Tuesday on U.S. 70/U.S. 70 Business, troopers said. No further details have been released concerning this wreck.