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Unsafe speed cited in Friday crash

Revised on: 07.17.2018 at 10:46 a.m.

Posted on: 06.25.2018 at 12:58 p.m.

A wreck involving a tractor-trailer and two automobiles Friday was apparently caused by high speed, according to the Highway Patrol.

The collision blocked traffic in the eastbound lane of U.S. 74 near the N.C. 410 interchange just before noon, forcing traffic to be reourted while the scene was cleared.

The Highway Patrol reported that Kevin Mike of Burgaw, operating the tractor-trailer, rear ended an automobile operated by Ruth Kissam of Evergreen in the eastbound lane. Kissam’s car came to rest in the median, but Mike continued across the median and into the westbound lane, where the truck struck a car driven by Matthew Green of Mocksville.

The tractor-trailer, carrying a large military truck, came to rest in a wooded area off the highway. Green’s vehicle stopped on the westbound right shoulder.

Kissam and a 95-year-old passenger in her car were transported, along with Green, his wife, and a boy. An infant in the Green vehicle was properly restrained and sustained no injuries.

No serious injuries were reported in the wreck, according to the Highway Patrol. Mike was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.


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