Articles Posted in Car Accident

Winston-Salem, NC (January 15, 2021) – Police in Winston-Salem responded to a car accident on Rams Drive near Highway 52 on Saturday, January 9th. The crash happened around 10:00 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the roadway.

The Winston-Salem Police Department and Winston-Salem Fire Department responded to the accident scene. When authorities arrived, they discovered one man suffering from serious injuries due to the accident. The man, who has not been identified at this time, later succumbed to his injuries. There is no word on the events leading up to the collision and it is not clear how many vehicles were involved. The crash caused the roadway to close for several hours as police and investigators worked at the scene. Motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel.

There is no information on potential charges at this time. No further information is available and an investigation is underway.

Burlington, NC (January 15, 2021) – A Burlington police officer was hurt in a two-vehicle crash that took place as he was responding to a call on Thursday, January 14th. The accident happened at approximately 12:30 p.m. on North Church Street near the intersection with West Holt Street.

According to authorities, the officer received an emergency call and proceeded through the intersection with his lights and siren activated. As he traveled through the intersection, his police cruiser was involved in a crash with another vehicle. Both the officer and the driver of the other vehicle were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Neither driver has been identified at this time and there is no word on the details surrounding the crash.

We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery to those affected by this car accident in Burlington.

Wilkes County, NC (January 14, 2021) – An 84-year-old man died after he was hit head-on by a vehicle on North Carolina 268 in Wilkes County. The crash happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 14th.

According to troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 28-year-old Scott James Wolfe, of Boomer, was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on N.C. 268 when he tried to pass a school bus in a no-passing zone. As he crossed over the double yellow lines, Wolfe’s car collided head-on with a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Clyde Delano Cox. Cox suffered critical injuries and died at the accident scene. A passenger in Cox’s car, 18-year-old Erica Paige Cox, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Wolfe also suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Troopers are still investigating the crash. Charges are pending against Wolfe at this time. There is no additional information available.

Clayton, NC (January 14, 2021) – A driver was killed and another was injured after a suspected impaired driving crash in Johnson County. The crash happened just before 6:00 p.m. on Buffaloe Road near the intersection with Rainbow Canyon Road.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 59-year-old Francis Tappin, Jr. was driving an Oldsmobile SUV in a northbound direction when he traveled into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a mail truck that was traveling southbound. Tappin died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the mail truck, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Troopers believe that alcohol played a role in the crash and it is suspected that Tappin was impaired at the time of the accident. The crash caused the roadway to be closed while troopers worked at the scene. Drivers were advised to find alternate routes of travel. There is no additional information available.

Garner, NC (January 13, 2021) – A man from Angier was injured in a three-vehicle accident that took place in Garner on Thursday, January 7th. The accident took place on State Road 5220 near Interstate 40 around 6:15 p.m.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident. According to Trooper C.L. Matison, Aaron Jamel Downer, of Raleigh, was traveling southbound in a 2015 Nissan when traffic slowed in front of him. Downer failed to reduce his speed and collided with the rear of a 2002 Nissan driven by Brian Vern James of Angier. James’s vehicle then collided with the back of a third vehicle, driven by Danielle Tiffany Lang.

Rescue workers responded to the scene and transported James to Wake Med Hospital in Garner for treatment of unspecified injuries. Downer was charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash. There were no other injuries reported.

High Point, NC (January 12, 2021) – Two women from High Point suffered injuries when their car was struck by another vehicle on Saturday, January 9th. The crash took place around 1:50 p.m. on West Lexington Avenue near the intersection with Emerywood Drive.

According to officer J.C. Weisner of the High Point Police Department, Madison Christine Myers, of Murrysville, PA, was driving 2o2o Hyundai southbound on Emerywood Drive when she tried to make a left turn onto West Lexington Avenue. Myers failed to yield the right of way and collided with a vehicle driven by Emily Lynn Madura. Both Madura and her passenger, Maranda Marie Patton, sustained injuries in the crash. Madura and Patton were taken by ambulance to High Point Regional Hospital. There is no word on the extent of their injuries or their conditions at this time. Myers was not injured in the accident. Police charged Myers with failing to yield the right of way.

There is no additional information available at this time.

Rocky Mount, NC (January 11, 2021) – A 46-year-old woman died in a hit-and-run crash in Rocky Mount on Saturday, January 9th. The accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Hunter Hill Road.

According to officers, Julie Uduma was walking near the roadway when she was hit by a car. The driver fled the scene after striking Uduma. Officers and rescue crews arrived at the scene where Uduma was pronounced dead as a result of her injuries. Police believe that the vehicle is a 2018-2020 Toyota Camry SE with front-end damage. The color of the vehicle is not known. No additional injuries were reported as a result of the crash and there were additional vehicles involved.

Officers are still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Alexander County, NC (January 11, 2021) – A man from Hiddenite died in a crash involving an impaired driver in Alexander County over the weekend. The crash was reported just after 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 9th.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene at Church Road near the intersection with Sipe Road. According to Trooper Jeffrey S. Swagger, 33-year-old Steven Ray Transeau was driving a 2011 Ford Escape on Church Road when he lost control of the car, veered off the roadway to the right, and overturned several times before coming to rest. Transeau’s passenger, 44-year-old Joseph Frank Menscer, died as a result of the crash. Transeau sustained minor injuries.

Following an investigation, please determined that Transeau was impaired and charged him with impaired driving, and felony death by vehicle. Test results remain pending at this time.

Winston-Salem, NC (January 10, 2021) – A woman from Winston-Salem died in a two-vehicle accident that took place on U.S. Highway 52. The crash occurred on Saturday, January 9th at approximately 9:45 a.m.

The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the accident, which took place in the southbound lanes of the highway. According to officers, a 1997 Mercury van was traveling in the right lane when, for unknown reasons, it collided with a 2003 Saturn that was in the left lane. The crash caused the van to flip several times before coming to rest. A passenger, in the van, 59-year-old Catalina Mariano-Cruz, died at the accident scene. The driver of the van suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital while the Saturn driver was not injured. The roadway was closed after the crash occurred but reopened a few hours later.

An investigation is ongoing at this time. There is no further information available.

Johnston County, NC (January 10, 2021) – A woman was killed in a crash that left a Johnston County deputy with serious injuries on Saturday, January 9th. The crash took place around 2:30 p.m on U.S. Highway 301 near Micro.

According to officials, Johnston County Deputy Quinton Rhue was responding to a call and traveling in the northbound lanes of U.S. 301 with his blue lights and siren activated. Rhule was approaching traffic ahead of him when he tried to pass on the left. At the same time, 63-year-old Shirley James was slowing to make a left turn. Rhue’s patrol car collided with Jame’s GMC Sonoma causing both vehicles to spin off the roadway and suffer serious damage.

James was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. Rhue was extricated from his vehicle by firefighters and transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. There were no other vehicles involved in the crash.

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