North Carolina

Bonney Wheatley Killed in Accident at US Hwy 70 in Johnston County, NC

June 10, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Bonney Wheatley
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Hwy 70 E, Knoxville, Johnston County, NC

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Tennessee Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-Trailer, Passenger Car
US Hwy 70
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer collided with three other vehicles

What Happened

Authorities are investigating a crash that killed one person involved at US Hwy 70 in Johnston County, NC on June 10th, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 1:06 p.m. Authorities alleged a tractor-trailer operated by 77-year-old Robert Wallace did not slow for a closed road ahead, colliding with several other vehicles. Reports indicate six people involved were injured, including 79-year-old Bonney Wheatley. Wheatley died at the scene, reports say. Sources indicate Wallace was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Additional information was not immediately available.

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