Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Wreck in Middlesex, North Carolina
MIDDLESEX, NC. – A man died January 5 in a single-vehicle wreck in Middlesex, North Carolina, according to an online news report from wral.com. It is not yet clear what caused the crash, which began with a loss of control of a vehicle. Authorities have identified the victim, who lived not far from the crash site.*
The accident occurred on the evening of January 5 in Middlesex, Johnston County, North Carolina. At about 8 p.m., a man was driving on Crockers Nub Road and attempted to drive around a curve in the roadway. It is not clear what direction he was driving, and the make and model of his vehicle was not reported. In attempting to negotiate the curve, the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle.
Upon loss of control, vehicle left the roadway, and the driver overcorrected. The vehicle then went back onto the road and left the opposite side, where it crashed into two trees on the side of the road. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck. It is not clear what caused the driver to initially lose control of the vehicle, but authorities indicated alcohol and speed might have been factors.
North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene, and Troopers found the man in the back seat of the vehicle. They reported he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Officials pronounced the man dead at the scene. He has been identified as 57-year-old Joseph Randy Creech, of Middlesex. Creech reportedly lived about one mile from the crash site.
The accident is still under investigation by authorities. It is not clear whether a toxicology test will be performed to confirm whether alcohol was involved. No additional information is available at this time.
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