BENSON – One person was killed and another injured in a two vehicle accident Thanksgiving night in Johnston County. The collision was reported at 8:38pm Thursday on Highway 50 North at Stephenson Road.
According to the Highway Patrol, a Toyota Yaris was turning from Stephenson Road onto Highway 50 and was struck by a Chevrolet Corvette traveling north on Highway 50. The driver of the Toyota died at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to WakMed for treatment of injuries.
Troopers said the driver of the Yaris was wearing a seat belt. The driver of the Corvette was not wearing a seat belt. Troopers are investigating whether high speed may have been a contributing factor.
The names of those involved has not been released.