Collision on US64 near Zebulon Results in One Fatality

RALEIGH

At approximately 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016, the Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle fatality on US 64 eastbound near Shepard School Road.

According to a witness, a 2006 Pontiac G6 passenger vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic.  The vehicle lost control, traveling onto the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  The vehicle then burst into flames and became fully engulfed. The collision resulted in a small fire in the adjacent wood line. The fire was quickly extinguished by responding emergency responders.

The inside lane of US 64 eastbound was blocked for approximately two hours before being reopened.

The identity of the driver is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

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