The wheel had passed upon his neck.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
Inquest. — On Friday last, Mr. Frederick Moore, Coroner, held an inquest on the body of a free colored man named William Blalock, of Robeson County, who was found dead on the evening previous, about four miles from town on the Rockfish Factory Road. It appeared that he had fallen from his cart in a state of intoxication, and that the wheel had passed upon his neck, and whilst in that position the ox stopped, leaving the wheel resting on his neck. Verdict accordingly. — Fayetteville Obs.
The Greensboro Patriot, 9 December 1843.