Wilkes County, NC – Johnny Cleary Killed in Crash on Highway 60

Wilkesboro, NC (April 22, 2021) – A man died and a woman was hurt following a crash on Highway 60 in Wilkesboro on Wednesday morning. The accident occurred around 10:40 a.m near Hollands Wood Road.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a John Deere farm tractor with a plow attachment was traveling eastbound on Highway 60 when the plow crossed the dividing line of the roadway. The plow was then struck by a 1997 Chevrolet S-10 that was traveling westbound on Highway 60.

The driver of the truck, 70-year-old Johnny Wayne Cleary, died at the crash scene. His passenger 63-year-old Claudia Whittington Cleary, was injured and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the tractor was not injured. Police are still investigating the collision at this time and charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

There is no further information available at this time.

We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this tragic crash in Wilkesboro.

Injury Accidents in North Carolina  Wilkes County, NC - Johnny Cleary Killed in Crash on Highway 60

Serious and fatal car accidents take place each day on North Carolina’s streets and highways. These crashes often happen suddenly and unexpectedly, causing the loss of innocent lives in the process. While no one ever expects to be injured or killed in a crash when they get into a car, we are all taking a risk each time we are the driver or passenger in a vehicle. Due to the number of negligent drivers on our roadways, there is a chance that our lives could be changed forever when we are on the roadway. In 2018, more than 80,000 people were hurt and more than 1,400 were killed in North Carolina car accidents.

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