Windsor man dies Nash Co. crash

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 3, 2004

SPRING HOPE – A trip home turned deadly for a Windsor man near here Friday afternoon.

According to a story that appeared in the Saturday edition of the Rocky Mount Telegram, Joseph Lewis Bond, 22, was killed in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 64 east, approximately six miles west of the Nash County community of Spring Hope.

The Telegram cited information from North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper D.P. Tafoya. His accident scene investigation revealed that Bond’s Oldsmobile passenger car apparently hydroplaned during a heavy rainstorm. The vehicle exited the right-hand side of the roadway and made impact with several trees.

Tafoya said that Bond was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger – James Mitchell, 18, of Ahoskie – was injured in the crash. He was taken to Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount where he was treated and released. Apparently, Mitchell informed Tafoya that he and Bond were en route to Bertie County from Greensboro.

Tafoya told The Telegram that the heavy downpour and excessive speed for the road conditions were contributing factors in the fatal crash. The posted speed limit on US 64 at the accident scene is 70 mph.