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Amber Alert

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Reidsville man involved in fiery crash dies

A Reidsville man involved in a fiery truck crash last week has died, Winston-Salem police said this morning. Donald Patrick Carlson, 48, died yesterday from injuries he sustained in the crash.

On Jan. 16, Carlson was driving a Ford Explorer on Reidsville Road toward Winston-Salem when he crossed the center line and struck a tractor trailer, police said. The truck burst into flames after it crashed. The truck driver, Ronald Caucier, was not seriously injured.

Investigators do not know if speed or alcohol played a role in the crash.

Carlson is the first person to die in a traffic accident in the city this year, police said.Source