Charges Pending In Fatal US 70 Crash

The NC Highway Patrol has released the name of a man struck and killed on his moped on US 70 in Johnston County. The accident was reported at 1:04 am Saturday on US 70 near Sadisco Road between Clayton and Wilson’s Mills.

Troopers said Leon Junior “Bill” O’Neal was riding his moped westbound in the right lane when he was struck from behind by a 2012 Kia Forte driven by Stewart Wayne Williams of Zebulon.

The impact ejected O’Neal from his moped. He died at the scene from his injuries. Both the Kia and moped came to rest off the roadway.

Charges against Williams are pending.