NEW INFO: Rocky Mount Man Killed In Wreck

Highway Patrol says a Rocky Mount man was killed in a head-on collision Friday afternoon in Nash County.

It happened around 2:40 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 301 North of Battleboro when a pickup truck and a tractor trailer cab collided.

Troopers say the driver of the pickup truck, 77-year-old Willie Banks, was traveling south when he crossed over the center line, sideswiped another pickup and then collided with the tractor-trailer. Troopers say he was killed instantly.

Highway 301 was shut down in both directions for several hours.

Troopers say they don't know yet why Banks crossed over the center line.

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