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Driver runs stop sign, killed in collision near Four Oaks

July 30, 2018

A driver was killed on July 30, 2018, when he ran a stop sign near Four Oaks and collided with an SUV.

A Four Oaks man was killed Monday morning when he ran a stop sign in southern Johnston County and collided with an SUV, authorities said.

Mark Nelson, 26, was eastbound on Stricklands Crossroads Road near Four Oaks at about 8 a.m. when he failed to stop at the U.S. Highway 701 intersection, the State Highway Patrol said. His 2012 Chevrolet Cruze collided with a 2017 Ford Explorer driven by Deborah Thompson, 54, of Clinton.

Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene. Thompson and Theadore Lynch, 31, of Princeton, a passenger in the Cruze, were taken to WakeMed in Raleigh for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

No charges will be filed in the case, authorities said.

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