Troopers identify man killed in 2-vehicle wreck

Investigators: Truck runs stop sign, kills driver in other vehicle

Troopers: Driver runs stop sign, killing man in another vehicle

STOKES, PITT COUNTY - Troopers have identified the man killed in a two-vehicle wreck in Pitt County Monday morning.

According to investigators, 54-year-old William Thorp, of Rocky Mount, was killed in the accident at the intersection of Oakley Road and Highway 30 in Stokes. Authorities got the call at about 8 a.m.

Troopers said Thorp was driving his Toyota Prius westbound on Highway 30, when he crashed into a Dodge Ram 1500, driven by 36-year-old Jermaine Borough, of Washington. Borough was traveling north on Oakley Road, but ran a stop sign,  investigators said.

The impact caused the Ram's trailer to end up about 70 feet from the vehicle, troopers said.

Borough and a passenger in his truck, 28-year-old Christopher Cannon, of Washington, were taken to Vidant Medical Center, investigators said. NewsChannel 12 is working to learn their conditions.

There was no word on whether charges would be filed.

The road where the deadly accident happened was closed for about two hours, but has since reopened.

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