Head On Crash Kills Daycare Driver, Injures 5 Children

Plumbing Truck Driver Arrested For DWI, Death By Vehicle

The driver of a local daycare van was killed and several children were hospitalized following a head on collision with a plumbing van Tuesday afternoon in Johnston County.

The crash was reported around 4:00pm on Barber Mill Road outside of Clayton.

According to WRAL, the daycare van from Kids Country of Clayton was struck by a Bizzy Bee plumbing truck.

The driver of the daycare van, 39 year-old Martha Darlene Peterson of Kenly, was killed.

Five children on the van were transported to Wake Medical Center for injuries. None of the injuries were considered to be serious.

The operator of the plumbing truck, 38 year-old Seth Charles Tracy of Holly Springs crossed the center line causing the wreck, WRAL reported. Tracy was being held Tuesday night under a $1 million bond in the Johnston County Jail charged with death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired.

The NC Highway Patrol is investigating the deadly crash.

Photos by John Payne