In Saturday’s fatality, speeding Camaro apparently crossed into oncoming traffic

Published 12:05 am Monday, August 22, 2016

Staff report

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police said they will issue a press release Monday morning with more information on Saturday’s three-vehicle wreck on Jake Alexander Boulevard that killed the driver of a silver Camaro.

Police still have not released the identity of anyone involved in the wreck. The driver killed is believed to be a young man who was dead at the scene.

The accident happened about 5:20 p.m. Saturday.

Though all three vehicles ended up in the eastbound lanes of Jake Alexander Boulevard between South Main Street and Julian Road, witnesses commenting on social media Sunday said the Camaro, traveling at a high rate of speed, crossed the median from the westbound lanes and into oncoming traffic.

Initial dispatches on emergency scanners Saturday reported the accident as a head-on collision.

The Camaro hit a white Chevrolet Silverado truck. A Pontiac Aztek also was damaged and had to be towed away. At least two other people were transported to the hospital with injuries.

The driver of the Aztek said on social media the Camaro was speeding in the opposite lane, started driving on the median, then lost control and crossed into the eastbound side, hitting the truck in front of her.

The pickup then hit the Aztek, the driver said.

A witness on the other side of the road said the Camaro was “speeding so fast” before it jumped the median and went into oncoming traffic. This witness said the Camaro was “upside down in the air”  after impact, and the Aztek driver said the “car exploded and was on fire.”

One other commenter said he had seen the Camaro speed through a red light on Jake Alexander Boulevard at the entrance to Ryan’s Steakhouse.