Two Killed In Head On Collision

The NC Highway Patrol has identified two people killed in a head on collision in Johnston County.

Around 8:40pm Friday, troopers said a green Mazda was traveling on Buffalo Road just north of Archer Lodge when the vehicle traveled into the path of a white Honda. The vehicles collided head on killing a man and woman in the Mazda.

The deceased have been identified as Isaac Carpenter, 55, and Ashley Koziak, 26, both of Wendell. Both were reportedly unrestrained.

The driver of the Honda was transported to Wake Medical Center. The name of the driver nor their condition was not immediately released.

Troopers reportedly found alcohol in the Mazda but have not said what caused the crash. The accident still remains under investigation.

Photos by John Payne