A Sampson County man became the tenth fatality on Sampson County roadways, after losing control of his vehicle late Friday night, just north of Harrells.
George Carlyn Boykin, of Bill Town Road, Rose Hill, was killed Friday, July 27, around 10:30 p.m. when he lost control of the1991 Chevorlet van he was driving on Hayes Chapel Road.
According to N.C. Highway Patrol reports, Boykin was traveling south on Hayes Chapel Road when he lost control of the vehicle. He ran off the road to the right, came back onto the road, crossed the center line and ran off the road to the left. The vehicle then came back onto the roadway, running off the road on the right and striking a ditch. The van overturned one time.
The van’s estimated speed was 80 mph.
Although he was wearing a seat belt, patrol officials said he died at the scene.
No other vehicles were involved in the incident and Boykin was alone.
Just 19 days ago, Arthur Harmon, 61, of 605 Calhoun St., Clinton, was killed after his 1994 Lincoln Mark VIII crossed a double-yellow line on N.C. Hwy. 24 near John Nunnery Road, about 1 and 9/10 of a mile east of Stedman, and smashed into a 2007 Honda Pilot driven by Roscoe Graham, 40, of 506 W. Clinton St., Roseboro.
Graham suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident.
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