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Victim identified in fatal accident

By John Joyce
Published in News on June 25, 2013 1:46 PM

The N.C. State Highway Patrol has positively identified the man killed in a single-car accident on Hooks Road in Fremont Sunday.

Euberto Morales Gonzales, 22, of 400 E. Pippin St., died just after 8:30 p.m. when his 2003 Dodge Neon drifted left of center and crashed into a cement portion of a bridge at 55 miles per hour.

NCHP Sgt. J.K. Whitley said alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the accident, neither was speed.

The dashboard was knocked out of the vehicle, as was the speedometer, which was stuck on 55 m.p.h., Whitley said.

"That is a pretty good indication of how fast he was going."

Whitley also said there were no traces of a skid mark anywhere on the road, meaning Gonzales never touched the brakes.

He was wearing his seat belt at the time of impact.