OWASA employee killed when SUV crashes on Raleigh’s Gorman Street at Interstate 40 underpass

From staff reportsFebruary 21, 2014 

— A 52-year-old man was killed when his SUV left Interstate 40 and crashed down onto Gorman Street on Friday morning.

Police identified the man as William Darryl Martin of Siler City and said he was the sole occupant of the SUV.

Martin, who went by “Dusty,” was operations supervisor at the Orange Water and Sewer Authorities’ Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant. He had previously worked at treatment plants in Lee County, Cary, Siler City and Chatham County before joining OWASA in 2007.

“The OWASA family is greatly saddened by the unexpected passing of Mr. Dusty Martin today,” OWASA’s executive director, Ed Kerwin, said in a statement. “Our deepest sympathies go to his wife and two sons. Dusty will be greatly missed, and we will remember him with fondness and respect for his many contributions.”

Police have not disclosed details about the accident. They shut down traffic on Gorman Street where it passes under I-40 for more than two hours after the accident, which took place about 10:30 a.m.

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