Early morning crash on I-95 in Johnston County kills man

A collision involving a passenger car and a tractor-trailer Wednesday morning closed northbound Interstate 95 in Johnston County for about three hours, the State Highway Patrol said.

One person was killed in the wreck.

The wreck happened about 4:10 a.m. at mile marker 101, near the Pittman Road interchange, troopers said.

The driver of a 1999 Toyota passenger car, Moyean Schroeder, 62, of Prince Frederick, Md., was transported to Wake Medical Center with injuries that were not life threatening. The passenger in the car – Dennis Allan Schroeder, 64, also of Prince Frederick – was killed.

The driver of the tractor trailer, John Hughes, 46, of Maidens, Va., was not injured.

Troopers said the Toyota was headed north and smashed full speed into the back of the tractor trailer.

The truck was hauling containers holding hazardous waste, but none of them were damaged, troopers said.

The state Department of Transportation has several construction projects underway on the northbound side of I-95 north of the crash scene.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT