Crash Kills 1 On Highway 55 In Moore County

Posted at 4:10 PM, May 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 19:26:01-04

One person was killed in a crash on Lynchburg Highway in Moore County.

The wreck in the eastbound lanes involving multiple vehicles happened just before 10 a.m. Saturday at Hilltop Circle, and one of the vehicles was reportedly engulfed in fire.

A preliminary investigation showed an eastbound Dodge flatbed truck, driven by 70-year-old James E. Waters, of Tullahoma, crossed over the center line and hit the side of a Ford Fusion, driven by 29-year-old Cassandra B. Walden, of Fayetteville.

Waters' truck then kept going and hit a Chevrolet truck head-on. The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 70-year-old John S. Wilburn, of Lynchburg, was killed in the crash.

Waters and Walden were both injured. A juvenile in Walden's vehicle was not injured.

The highway was closed in both directions for multiple hours, lasting into Saturday afternoon, as crews worked at the scene. The investigation was ongoing.