Emergency crews work the scene of a fatal head-on collision Mondayin the westbound lanes of U.S. 64 just west of Nashville.

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Emergency crews work the scene of a fatal head-on collision Mondayin the westbound lanes of U.S. 64 just west of Nashville.

Man killed in head-on collision on U.S. 64

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A Rocky Mount man was killed Monday after the car he was driving the wrong way on U.S. 64 collided head-on with another vehicle.

N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper B.K. Jones said authorities began receiving calls about a blue Ford Escort traveling east in the westbound lanes around 2 p.m. after Glenn Lancaster allegedly got on U.S. 64 from N.C. 58.

After travelling about two miles, Lancaster, collided with a white Nissan van driven by Winn Rash, 65. The force of the crash trapped Rash of Raleigh in the vehicle and both men were taken to Nash General Hospital. Lancaster, 71, died at the hospital while Rash was treated for minor injuries.

Authorities said a medical condition likely contributed to Lancaster driving the wrong direction on the highway.

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My husband and I were traveling back home to Buffalo, NY at the exact time this happened, and actually witnessed this accident as it happened from impact! I still can't get the images out of my head, We were just inches away from the guardrail where the uhaul van landed! But more importantly my heart goes out to the man who was killed in this tragic accident as well as the man who was injured! to both their families I pray for peace and understanding and hope you are all well after all of this! This is something I will never forget and will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers always!

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