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New Information: One dead, another injured in Pollocksville wreck

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POLLOCKSVILLE, N.C. - Erratic driving led to a deadly car crash on a busy highway in the east.

Troopers say they got a call Thursday afternoon about a Toyota weaving in and out of its lane on U.S. 17.

A short time later, troopers say the Toyota crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Ford F-150 near Lee’s Chapel Road south of Pollocksville in Jones County.

The driver of the Toyota driver died at the scene.

The driver of the Ford was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Traffic was backed up for hours.

 “Sometimes people are drunk. Sometimes it could be a diabetic, some kind of medical situation, and it happened,” said Trooper D.J. Montanez, North Carolina Highway Patrol. “As far as this goes, it’s under investigation. We don’t know why the driver crossed the center line.”

Family members identify the driver of the Ford as 76-year-old Guy Simmons from Pollocksville. They say he was able to talk after the accident and he’s being kept at the hospital overnight for observation.



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