Tuesday 22 Jan 2019


Driver Killed In Crash With Tractor-Trailer

One person is killed in an overnight crash on a Wayne County highway involving an SUV and a tractor trailer.  Emergency responders were called to the scene of the wreck on U.S. 13 North near Hill Loop Road before 9 PM Monday evening.  According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the SUV apparently ran off the road, over-corrected, came back across the highway, and collided with the tractor trailer.  The driver of the SUV was ejected during the crash. The victim, 69-year old Howard L. Exum of Raleigh, was pronounced dead at the scene.  According to the Highway Patrol, Exum was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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