Woman Dies In Collision Involving Dump Truck

The NC Highway Patrol responded to a two vehicle fatal collision on US 401 south of Old Stage Road near Garner last night.

A preliminary investigation revealed at approximately 9 p.m. on Wednesday, a 2016 Kenworth dump truck, operated by Calvin Louis Woods Jr., 37, of Cary, attempted to make a u-turn on US 401 near Old Stage Road but was unable to successfully make the turn.

Woods then attempted to back up and reposition the truck so that the turn could be made successfully.

A 2003 Nissan passenger vehicle, operated by Suzanne Nickol Baker, 33, of Raleigh, was traveling north on US 401 at the same time. Her car struck the back portion of the dump truck. As a result of the collision Baker died at the scene.

Wood was charged with misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle and an unsafe movement violation.