Yurii Vakhniak, 40, killed and alleged DUI driver arrested following collision on U.S. Highway 70 Business at Woodmere Drive in Clayton, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Fri, 06/09/2023 - 1:45pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, March 13, 2023

Man charged with DWI in deadly crash on US 70 in Clayton

According to the arresting trooper, the 40-year-old driver of the car that struck and killed a truck driver Monday evening has been charged with DWI, making this his third DWI charge in one year. Additional charges are pending.

Driver Arrested In Connection With Fatal Johnston County Crash

The driver of the Ford, Seydina Ousmane Nidaye, age 27, of Clayton, was transported to the hospital and later arrested for felony death by motor vehicle, which is inclusive of a driving while impaired offense.

Family, friends raising money for trucker killed on US-70 in Clayton

A GoFundMe was organized by friends of Yurii Vakhniak. The GoFundMe was created to help get Vakhniak's wife, Ivanka, and their two children, Anastasia and Vova, money he was unable to leave behind.

People Involved: 
Yurii Vakhniak
Seydina Ousmane Nidaye