ANGIER – The State Highway Patrol has released the identity of a motorist who died in a single vehicle traffic accident in southwestern Johnston County. The collision was reported shortly before 5:00pm Wednesday in the 3900 block of Old Fairground Road.
Troopers said Douglas Bowden, age 66, of Angier was traveling northbound on Old Fairground Road in a BMW convertible when he ran off the roadway to the left and struck a tree. Bowden died at the scene.
Authorities said speed was a contributing factor. Bowden was not wearing a seat belt.