Driver, Passenger Flee From Wreck

Emergency workers couldn’t locate anyone at the scene of a car wreck late Thursday night between Clayton and Wilson’s Mills.

The wreck was reported on Powhatan Road near Colonial Drive just east of the Novo Nordisk construction project.

A Pontiac passenger car ran off Powhatan Road struck a ditch and then overturned.  Officials believe there were two people in the car.  Both apparently escaped serious injury.

Neighbors who heard the crash reported seeing two men walking near the scene and even knocking on the door of at least one home.

The NC Highway Patrol and Johnston County Sheriff’s Office attempted unsuccessfully in locating the two individuals.  The car was displaying a license plate that had been assigned to another vehicle in another county.  Photos by John Payne