We Are Improving!

We hope that you'll find our new look appealing and the site easier to navigate than before. Please pardon any 404's that you may see, we're trying to tidy those up!  Should you find yourself on a 404 page please use the search feature in the navigation bar.  

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active

A New Jersey man died Friday in a collision with another vehicle on Interstate 95, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Trooper W.H. Wheeler said he was dispatched to the crash shortly after 12:30 p.m. in the southbound lane near the 165.5 mile marker in the Halifax area.

The investigation showed that Nestor Pangilinan, 63, of Union, New Jersey, was traveling south when he ran off the road to the left. He came back on the roadway and struck the rear of another vehicle which was traveling south in the right lane.

Pangilinan then overcorrected and the vehicle, a 2001 Ford Expedition, began to flip and collided with a guardrail. The vehicle came to rest in the median. Pangilinan was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Wheeler said the overcorrection appears to be the contributing factor. While impairment is not suspected, a toxicology screening will be performed.

The vehicle the man struck sustained damages but there were no physical injuries.