Road rage is possible threat to Johnston County

While a recent American Automobile Association (AAA) study shows an increase in road rage across North Carolina, local law enforcement officials say it’s not a major issue in Johnston County–yet.

In 2017, there was one road rage incident in Kenly.

Road rage does occasionally happen close to home. In April, a Kenly teenager was accused of intentionally running over and killing a man who was on a bicycle. Genaro Padilla, 18, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jamica Williams.

From 2011-2015, the AAA study shows 55,000 crashes, 38,000 injuries and 1,401 fatalities occurred in North Carolina.

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Genaro Padilla

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