Autopsy: Cocaine Overdose Killed Driver

An autopsy report released this week says a driver who was involved in a Johnston County car accident last month did not die from injuries sustained in the crash rather an overdose on cocaine.

Around 4:01pm on December 2nd, emergency crews responded to a single vehicle accident on Highway 210 near the Harnett County line. Troopers said Alexander Giavonni Porter, 47, of Clayton was traveling eastbound on Highway 210 in a 2000 Dodge truck when he ran off the roadway to the right near the intersection of Raeford Road. After leaving the roadway the truck struck two utility trailers parked in the front yard of a home before coming to rest.

Efforts by EMS crews to save Porter’s life were not successful.

According to Jason Thompson, a Johnston County medical examiner, Porter died from cocaine toxicity associated with acute coronary artery thrombus.

According to a copy of the autopsy, Porter reportedly purchased cocaine twice the morning of the accident.  No traumatic injuries from the accident were found during the autopsy.

A 14 year-old juvenile was in the vehicle with Porter at the time of the accident but was not injured.