Victims In Fatal Crash Identified, Further Charges Pending

Victims In Fatal Crash Identified, Further Charges Pending

The State Highway Patrol has identified the victims involved in this week’s fatal crash on Highway 70 in Goldsboro.

Officers with the Goldsboro Police Department were attempting to pull over 39-year-old Christopher K. Blair of La Grange when his pickup slammed into another vehicle and pushed it into an 18-wheeler tractor near the intersection of U.S. 70 East and Oak Forest Road.

41-year-old Reina Soriano-Regalada of Goldsboro, the driver of the second vehicle, was injured in the collision and taken to Wayne UNC Health Care.  Her child, 3-year-old Ariel Soriano, died as a result of the crash.

The driver of the tractor, 66-year-old Robert R. Wagner Jr. of Smithfield, was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Blair has already been charged by the GPD for reckless driving and driving 75 mph in a 55 mph zone.

The State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the fatal accident and further charges are expected.