NEW INFO: Name Of Victim In Fatal Accident Released

The Highway Patrol has released the name of the man killed in a fiery crash Wednesday. The victim is identified as Craig Wilson, Sr., a 48 year old who lives on Antioch Rd. in Rocky Mount.

Troopers say Wilson's SUV burst info flames after flipping over on N.C. 42 and St. Lewis Rd. near Macclesfield in Edgecombe County. The accident happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday.



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State troopers are investigating a deadly accident in Edgecombe County.

Troopers say the driver was trapped in the SUV which caught fire in the crash on Highway 42 near Macclesfield.

The accident happened near the intersection with St. Lewis Road around 3:00 p.m.

The Highway Patrol says the SUV was heading east on Highway 42 when the vehicle ran off the road into a ditch. The vehicle flipped 2 to 3 times.

The driver was the only person in the vehicle.


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  • by Rusti(shirlene) Location: oak city on Jul 26, 2009 at 05:32 PM
    Thank you all for your kind words & prays. Even though he was my baby brother, he was always a big man in my heart. Rusti p.s. Mr.T sir,thank you for apologizing, I had told my girls the same thing before they visited this site. much kindness
  • by To: Mr. T Location: F-ville on Jul 23, 2009 at 01:48 PM
    Takes a big man to say I'm sorry. Class act Mr. T.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 23, 2009 at 12:55 PM
    I want to say that I did not take time to read this story before I posted my initial comment. But then everyone wanted to start making smart comments back, so I said hey, if they're going to talk trash, then I will too.I do apologize to the family for anything I said that may have insulted you. It was not meant to be about Mr.Wilson.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Jul 23, 2009 at 12:03 PM
    Good Lord, my prayers are with the family & friends. Burning to death is a very painful thing. I know, I have a daughter that almost died from fire. God be with the family.
  • by James Location: Nashville on Jul 23, 2009 at 07:27 AM
    We should all keep the Wilson family in prayer during this time of tragedy. Mr. Wilson had gotten off work of was driving to pick up his wife from her work place. Authorities don't know what caused the accident at this time. To Mr.T, as a minister and fellow human being I find your previous comments rude & in bad taste because of your assumptions! You did not lose a loved family member and experience the grief of Mr.Wilson's family did you (I did... his only son is my son-inlaw)!!! So Mr.T.... check your facts before you speak, and try a little humility in the future please.
  • by Kristin on Jul 23, 2009 at 07:24 AM
    My thoughts and prayers are with this family during their loss. I hope that God is able to heal their pain.
  • by kinston Location: nc on Jul 23, 2009 at 07:23 AM
    What a tragic story. My heart and prayers go out to Mr. Wilson's family and friends. May God Bless you and your memories of Craig will comfort you in the days ahead. I am so sorry for your loss.
  • by Bo Location: enc on Jul 23, 2009 at 07:13 AM
    To Mr.T: After reading many of your comments, I truly believe anything you have to comment on would be better suited to Grocery Coupon section, if there is one. No doubt you could shed some light on the price of eggs, the most tasty pig-knuckles and the like....
  • by Candy on Jul 23, 2009 at 05:24 AM
    Craig Wilson, R.I.P.
  • by carolinagirl965 Location: Tarboro on Jul 23, 2009 at 05:20 AM
    What was the driver's name? God be with the family.
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