Driver Cited For Causing 4 Car Accident

A chain-reaction rear-end accident blocked traffic on Amelia Church Road right at rush hour Tuesday afternoon in Clayton.

A few minutes after 5:00pm, 20-year-old Elijah Olivo of Clayton failed to slow down near the intersection of NC 42 and Amelia Church Road.

He rear-ended the car in front of him, and that car, with 4 people inside, hit the car in front of it. That 3rd car was then pushed into a 4th car, also carrying 4 people.

No one was injured or taken to the hospital.

Olivo’s car had to be towed. The other cars suffered minor or no damage.

Olivo was charged by Clayton Police with failure to reduce speed and not wearing a seatbelt.  Photos courtesy