UPDATE 8:00am Sept. 21 – The driver charged with causing the fatal accident has been identified as Dillon Patrick Little of Clayton.
ARCHER LODGE – A four-car accident claimed one life and sent two other victims to the hospital with serious injuries. The wreck happened around 1:30pm Monday on Covered Bridge Road.
A 19-year old driver faces serious charges and is being held on a $110,000 bond.
The teen driver reportedly told state troopers that he “was scared” and fled the scene of the accident. Following a manhunt involving troopers, Johnston County deputies and a Clayton Police K-9 unit, the man was detained not far from the accident scene.
The suspect has been charged with driving while impaired, felony death by motor vehicle, two counts of felony serious injury, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident and felony hit and run.
The name of the person killed and the suspect charged have not been released. We are working to learn those names.
Archer Lodge and Thanksgiving Fire units along with at least four ambulances, sheriff’s deputies, and Highway Patrol troopers responded.
Covered Bridge Road was shut down near the accident scene for about two hours.