Updated at 4:30 p.m.

HIGH POINT — The Highway Patrol has identified the man killed in Friday morning's wreck as Raymond Keith Collins.

Collins, 31, of North Chesterfield, Va., was killed when he was driving a Toyota Corolla on Interstate 85 south and went off the road and into a creek, said Trooper N.S. McKee. The Highway Patrol is still investigating what caused him to crash.

The wreck happened about 10 a.m., just after exit 118, where the interstate splits with Interstate I-85 business.

In addition to Collins, a female juvenile was also in the vehicle, McKee said. She was taken to Moses Cone Hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

More than 30 emergency and law enforcement personnel were on the scene of the wreck for several hours Friday, to pull the vehicle from the creek and remove Collins' body from the car.

McKee said the car crashed right-side up in the creek, with the water about halfway up the side of the vehicle.

Collins was not wearing his seatbelt when the crash happened, something that contributed to his death, McKee said. He was driving with the flow of traffic.


Updated at 12:53 p.m.

HIGH POINT — One person died Friday when a Toyota Corolla crashed into a creek off Interstate 85 south.

The wreck happened about 10 a.m., near where I-85 splits with I-85 Business, said Steve Allred, Pinecroft Sedgefield fire chief. Two people were in the car when it crashed.

The deceased person has not yet been identified by the Highway Patrol, which is investigating the wreck.

More than 30 emergency personnel were on the scene to help pull the vehicle out of the creek, as well as get the person out of the vehicle.

When the Toyota was pulled up from the creek, nearly every window was broken out of the car and the hood of the car was nothing but shredded metal. The car had a Virginia license plate.

Trooper N.S. McKee said the vehicle was upright in the creek when it crashed, and the water was about halfway up the side of the vehicle.


Posted at 10:46 a.m.

HIGH POINT — Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal wreck on Interstate 85 south.

One person died after a Toyota Corolla ended up in a creek near where the road splits with Business Interstate 85, according to Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire Chief Steve Allred.

Two people were in the vehicle when the 10 a.m. crash occurred.

The right lane of southbound Interstate 85 is closed.

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