22 Year Old Killed In Fatal Accident

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Speed is to blame for the death of a 22 year old.

Highway Patrol says Roy Clayton Junior was driving on a dirt road too fast Friday afternoon when his vehicle overturned and struck several trees.

He died at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A woman was in the car with him at the time.

She was sent to Craven County, no word yet on her condition


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  • by Kelly Collison Location: Jacksonville nc on Jul 11, 2009 at 08:39 AM
    My son was a marine stationed at MCAS Cherry Point. He served two tours in Iraq. He was a great man. He was a member of Faith Church of the Nazarene in Jacksonville. He played base guitar in our praise team. He loved people and serving others. I think he deserves honor, respect, and truth in this article. Thank you
  • by Christina Location: Clayton on Jul 10, 2009 at 07:08 PM
    Hello I was very hurt by this news article. There was alot of things put in this article that were in correct. The first thing was Roy is my husband and it was I his wife that was in the vehicle with him not just any woman. The second thing is he was not speeding he was going 45 mph only and there was NO speed limit posted it was a graveled highway and if you look it up you will see Jeeps roll easy. It was just a normal day we were on our way to his Grandmothers wedding rehearsal dinner. If we would have known that that Road was that dangerous we wouldn't have went down that road. Also he was a Cpl in the military and he was a wonderful man. He never drove reckless especially with me in the car with him. He also was a doner he saved four lives and made a way for two people to see. Please make sure you get the real facts before you put articles out. This hurt alot of people who not only knew the true facts but knew who he was. I am not trying to be rude this just hurt deeply.
  • by kelly collison cpl clayton's mother Location: jacsonville nc on Jul 10, 2009 at 06:45 PM
    The accident was not caused by speed, I would appreciate an appology and a correction. This is the first I have seen of this article. It makes me wonder how accurate our news reports are.
  • by helicopter on Jun 13, 2009 at 08:43 AM
    Well Mike, you'd complain if they didn't have correct info too, wouldn't you??
  • by mike Location: north carolina on Jun 8, 2009 at 06:07 PM
    little late for something that happened on Friday.
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