Two Tragically Killed in Head-On Collision on Hwy 55 in Wayne County, North Carolina
WAYNE COUNTY, NC. – According to a news report posted online at goldsborodailynews.com, two people were tragically killed in a head-on collision that happened on Highway 55 in Wayne County, North Carolina. North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident at this time, and investigators have identified the victims.*
The accident happened during the evening, close to Thunder Swamp Road on Highway 55. North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Goldsboro Daily News report that shortly before 9 p.m., a Jeep was traveling eastbound on the highway and somehow ended up crossing over the centerline of the roadway. The Jeep entered the westbound lane and traveled into the path of a westbound tractor-trailer.
The Jeep and the tractor-trailer then ended up crashing into each other head-on. It is not yet clear what caused the driver of the Jeep to veer over the centerline and traveling into the opposite-bound lanes of travel. North Carolina State Highway Patrol Troopers have not yet indicated what factors might have played a role in the accident or what circumstances might have led to the impact. The events of the accident have not been fully reported.
Goldsboro Daily News reports that the two people who had been riding in the Jeep were tragically killed in the head-on crash. They were identified by officials as a 20-year-old man from Hobucken, North Carolina, and an 18-year-old man from Hobucken. It is not clear which of the victims had been the driver of the Jeep and which was the passenger.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not identified in the news report. The report does not say whether this driver sustained injuries or whether he or she was the sole occupant of the truck when the crash took place.
Troopers are still investigating the crash. No additional information was provided in the news story.
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