North Carolina

Richard Llamas Killed in Accident at I-95 and Pope Rd in Dunn, NC

January 7, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Richard Llamas
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

95 Pope Rd, Dunn, NC, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
North Carolina Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Tractor-trailer
I-95 and Pope Rd
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Four vehicles were involved in a collision

What Happened

Local authorities are investigating a four vehicle crash that injured at least two people at I-95 and Pope Rd in Dunn, NC on January 7th, 2023. The incident was reported around 3:45 p.m. Initial investigation suggests a tractor-trailer collided with an overpass at Pope Road, causing the truck to catch fire. The other three vehicles involved were all attempting to avoid colliding with the wreckage of the truck and unable to fully do so. One of those drivers was hospitalized while the driver of the 18-wheeler was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Police later confirmed that 59-year-old Richard Llamas died from injuries. The other two drivers were uninjured. Police dit not share additional information.

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