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Victim of fatal crash identified

By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on January 1, 2008 1:48 PM

Police have identified the victim of a two-car crash on Interstate 795 Monday.

Jimmy Russell Pearson, 73, of Carey Road, Kinston, was killed when a car driven by Marcia Irene Rohde, 47, allegedly ran a stoplight at the intersection of I-795 and N.C. 581., Capt. Grayham Keesler said.

Pearson was pronounced dead on the scene after the 8:45 a.m. crash, Keesler said.

Ms. Rohde was driving a Pontiac Grand Am when she failed to stop and collided with Pearson, whose Lincoln Town Car careened into a ditch off the west side of I-795.

Ms. Rohde was headed north on I-795, Keesler said, colliding with Pearson's vehicle as he headed west on N.C. 581.