12/31/07 — Driver killed in morning collision

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Driver killed in morning collision

By Dennis Hill
Published in News on December 31, 2007 1:51 PM

The grandfather of a Goldsboro firefighter is dead following a two-car crash on Interstate 795 near Cherry Hospital, police say.

Police were not releasing names in the accident, which happened about 8:45 a.m. Monday, police Capt. Grayham Keesler said.

Keesler said that a woman driving a Pontiac Grand Am headed north on I-795 ran a red light, causing the accident.

The woman's car hit a Lincoln Town Car driven by a man who had only been identified as of 10 a.m. this morning as the grandfather of a Goldsboro firefighter. The man was headed west on N.C. 581.

The Lincoln careened into a ditch on the west side of I-795, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene, Keesler said.

Further details were unavailable at presstime.

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