Update: Three Killed in SUV Rollover on I-95

North Carolina (August 20, 2011)  According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol three people were killed on I-95 north when a Ford Expedition rolled near Exit 121-US 264. 

The Ford Expedition, with seven passengers, was traveling northbound on Interstate 95 around 4:45 p.m. when the fatal rollover occurred.  Police state the right rear tire blew out and the Expedition rolled over several times, ejecting three of the passengers.  The vehicle came to rest on the right shoulder of I-95.

The driver, Rosanny Marte, 22, and two passengers were killed in the tragic accident.

Three helicopters were dispatched to transport the injured passengers to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  One person was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Wilson.

Authorities closed down I-95 in both directions for a period of time.  The northbound lanes of Interstate 95 were reopened at 7:40 p.m.

Update: The passengers have been identified as the driver’s mother, Angela Marte, 46, and grandmother Rosa Marte, 71 according to Trooper G.G. Barnes.  Five family members suffered non-life threatening injuries.  According to State Police none of the passengers were wearing seat belts.  The New York family was returning home after a recent trip to Disney World.

2 Thoughts on “Update: Three Killed in SUV Rollover on I-95

  1. This was a horrible accident. My family and I were aprox 200 feet behind the accident when it occured on our way home to new york. The one thing I can say where that mutiple people pulled over and help get the family members out of the car and giving cpr to the family members untill ems arrived. It was the most horrible accident ive ever seen and cried for hours.on the way home. I will be praying for there family and friends.

  2. My family was stuck in traffic for a little while because of the accident and we had no idea that this was why. We are all devistated by this story. It is nice that people stopped to help though. You poor thing Katie. I will pray for you, that God will ease your mind. That poor family. 95 is a death trap.

Post Navigation