A Dunn man who suffered personal injuries in an Interstate 95 crash on October 26 died the following day from those injuries.
On October 27, 25-year-old Richard Brandon Davis was pronounced dead at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill from the injuries he suffered in a crash that took place at approximately 7:30 a.m. near mile marker 63 south of the Godwin-Falcon exit.
According to North Carolina State Trooper N.M. Oxendine, Davis’ Honda ran off the road to the right, collided with a guardrail, returned to the road, and collided with another vehicle.
The second collision caused the Honda to run off the road again, this time striking a tree and causing Davis to become trapped inside the vehicle. He received transport to Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville before receiving air transport to Chapel Hill in critical condition, Oxendine said.
Oxendine said that investigators believe Davis, on his way home from work as a soldier at Fort Bragg, to have fallen asleep at the wheel.
The other driver, 33-year-old Lumberton resident Jessie Kristopher Carter, was uninjured in the crash.
The accident is the third serious one within the past two weeks near exit 65.
A woman from New Jersey was killed in a crash in the area on October 17 and a tanker truck driver from Goldsboro suffered burns to 40 percent of his body in an October 19 crash.