North Carolina

Gregory Downer Killed in Accident at Pinecroft Plaza and Hwy 211 in Taylortown, NC

May 22, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Gregory Downer
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

North Carolina 211, Taylortown, NC, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
North Carolina Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Box Truck, Toyota Sedan
Pinecroft Plaza and Hwy 211
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Box truck collided with the rear of a Toyota sedan

What Happened

Area authorities have information on a crash that killed a driver at Pinecroft Plaza and Hwy 211 in Taylortown, NC on May 22nd, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 10 a.m. According to investigators, a box truck collided with the rear of a Toyota Sedan under unclear circumstances. The driver of the sedan, identified as Gregory Downer, suffered fatal injuries from the crash. The box truck operator was charged with failure to reduce speed and distracted driving. Authorities allege the driver was looking down at a cellphone at the time of the collision and also issued a death by motor vehicle charge. Additional information was not available.

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