Woman Drives Wrong Way, Collides With Semi-Truck

A Lucama woman escaped serious injury Wednesday afternoon when she turned the wrong way on the Interstate 95 Exit 106 ramp and stuck an oncoming semi-truck.

The accident happened at 5 p.m. Arthur Strickland, 49, of Clayton was driving a semi-truck for W.S. Lumber of Smithfield. Strickland said he got off the southbound exit ramp to refuel when he saw Nancy J. Holloman, of Lucama, driving the wrong way on the exit ramp.

“I saw her coming down the ramp and all I could do was slam on my brakes,” Strickland said. Holloman hit Strickland’s truck on the left front panel and traveled down an embankment.

A small fire started underneath the hood that was extinguished quickly by the Kenly Fire Department. Both air bags on the pick up truck were deployed. Kenly Fire Capt. Kelly Nicholson said Holloman had gotten out of the truck by the time they arrived.

Johnston County EMS escorted Holloman to an ambulance where she was transported to a hospital. Strickland, a transport driver for 24 years, said he was shaken up by what happened. “I had just gotten my truck out of the shop,” said Strickland. Strickland said he’s been driving for W.S. Lumber for about one year

Kenly Police Casey Jones said Holloman would be cited for the accident.

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