Date:Monday, October 13, 2014
Laura Lynne Smith, of Raleigh, was diving 74 in a 45 mph zone south on Creedmoor Road when she lost control of her SUV struck a speed limit sign, rolled over, and hit four trees. Her son, Antony Smith, was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith's blood-alcohol content was allegedly .32, which is four times more than North Carolina's legal limit.
Date:Wednesday, September 17, 2014
"We do not know who or what caused the truck to go left of center," said Lt. Jeff Gordon with the state Highway Patrol. "Just one split second of in-attention and drifting left of center, as you can see, results in a tragic consequence."
Date:Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Both siblings were transported to Duke University Hopsital, but Laura Yost had to have surgery for her injuries and was put into a medically induced coma. A statement was released Tuesday, September 23 indicating that she has passed away.
Date:Tuesday, September 16, 2014
A firefighter was killed and another was injured Tuesday afternoon after the fire truck they were in overturned in Franklin County. The driver died, and the passenger was being treated at a local hospital.
Date:Monday, March 24, 2014
Police do not know why a Durham man drove his Toyota south in the northbound lanes of the Durham Freeway and hit an oncoming vehicle, killing himself and injuring three other men. John Michael Williams, 59, was driving around 9 p.m. Tuesday in the wrong direction on N.C. 147, also known as the Durham Freeway, when he collided head-on with a northbound Jeep driven by Jimmy Allen, 25, of Hillsborough. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.
Date:Sunday, March 2, 2014
A Durham County public school bus was involved in an accident late Monday morning. The accident happened along NC Highway 98 at Breedlove Avenue in east Durham just before noon, right as schools were releasing early due to inclement weather. According to Chip Sudderth with Durham Public Schools, eight high school students from City of Medicine Academy were on board Bus 418 when a black car collided into the side of the bus. Images from the scene showed the car with heavy damage, but it was unclear what caused the accident.
Date:Wednesday, February 26, 2014
A 16-year-old Middle Creek High School student is due in Wake County court Tuesday on a charge that he fled after a car he was driving sideswiped a school bus shortly after classes let out for the day Thursday. Cary police arrested Kenneth Austin Alexander at his home at 5632 Monarch Birch Drive, an Apex address in unincorporated Wake County, shortly before 5 p.m., arrest records show. Alexander was charged with failing to stop after an accident, careless and reckless driving and having more than one person under 21 in the car with him while he has a provisional driver’s license.
Date:Tuesday, February 11, 2014
A man faces misdemeanor charges after a passenger died in a head-on crash on a snowy Chatham County road Wednesday. Miguel Arquimides Caseres, 45, of Siler City, was charged following a crash around 1:15 p.m. on Silk Road near Romine Pike Road. Caseres was driving a 1996 Ford car on a snow-covered road when it crossed the center line and crashed into a 1999 Chevrolet, troopers said. The passenger in the Chevrolet died. The passenger's name hasn't been released pending notification of next-of-kin. Caseres also was charged with exceeding a safe speed.
Date:Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The head-on collision late Wednesday that killed two drivers is fourth fatal wreck involving drivers heading the wrong way on U.S. Highway 1 between Southern Pines and Sanford in the last six years, according to authorities. A Toyota SUV driven by Terrell Abbott, 36, of Texas, was southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 1 north of Southern Pines at about 10:45 p.m. when it slammed into a Toyota sedan driven by Jasmine Wicker, 20, of Sanford, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.
Date:Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Nine people were taken to three area hospitals Wednesday morning after a school bus and a tractor-trailer collided on U.S. 70 in Johnston County, officials said. The incident happened about 7 a.m. near the highway’s intersection with Uzzle Industrial Drive, officials said. The bus had 13 students on board. Seven students were taken by EMS, along with the drivers of both the bus and truck. The bus, number 63, was transporting students to Smithfield Middle School.