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North Carolina drivers warned about highway attacks


The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is warning North Carolina drivers to use extra caution after a series of highway attacks damaged at least seven vehicles and sent one truck driver to the hospital.

Police say that the attacks have all taken place between October 25 and October 31 near Goldsboro on Highway 111 between Dollard Town Road to Indian Springs Road.

Truck Driver Targeted By Occupants Of Dark Colored Passenger Vehicle

During the attack that occurred on October 31 just before 3 a.m., a truck driver says that people in a dark colored passenger vehicle threw objects at his truck. The thrown objects stuck his windshield and broke out his driver’s side window, leaving him with cuts to the face and glass in his eyes. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department called this the “most serious incident” and no other injuries were reported.

The truck driver was treated at the hospital for non life threatening injuries.

The other attacks came on October 25 and October 26.

On October 25 between 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., three vehicles on Highway 111 were struck by thrown objects. One of these victims, who was reportedly targeted twice, told police that a white car and a pickup truck were involved.

During the October 26 incident, which took place between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., three more vehicles were targeted by thrown objects. One woman believed that the suspects were driving a red car while the other two victims on this night said that the suspects were driving a white pickup truck with a loud exhaust.

Last week in Michigan, five teen boys were brought up on murder charges after a rock throwing incident on I-75 led to the death of a 32 year old man.

If you have information on the incidents, you are asked to call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-731-1487.



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