Driver Killed In Crash

Fatal-Pearce-Rd-2One person was killed early Saturday morning in a single vehicle crash in Johnston County.

The accident was reported at 1:10am on Pearce Road near Nicklaus Drive near the Johnston-Wake County line. 

A BMW was traveling westbound on Pearce Road and traveled off the left side of the roadway striking a driveway culvert. The car then became airborne and struck a tree, brick retaining wall, and overturned on its roof.

The driver was partially ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

The name of the male driver was not immediately released pending notification of his next of kin.  Photos by