Accident delays traffic on US 13

Published 6:30 pm Sunday, March 22, 2015

AHOSKIE – An Ahoskie man faces charges after he was involved in a vehicle accident here Tuesday afternoon north of town.

According to Trooper K.R. Genao of the NC Highway Patrol who investigated the accident, sometime around 3 p.m., Kevin Davis, 32, of Ahoskie, operating a 2003 Ford Expedition, was traveling northbound on US-13 approximately eight-tenths of a mile from town when he suffered some sort of medical emergency while driving, causing his vehicle to cross the center-line where it sideswiped a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu traveling southbound and driven by Enetra Williams, 39, of Ahoskie.

After sideswiping the Malibu, Davis’ vehicle veered off the left side of the road striking and uprooting a mailbox.  The SUV then hit a Dominion Power electric pole, went airborne and jumped the driveway of a residence.  Randy Perry, doing work in a ditch at the residence, witnessed the accident and ran up the driveway, at first seeking cover behind a tree in the yard. However, the mailbox became dislodged from the grill of Davis’ vehicle and struck Perry as he ran.  The SUV continued to careen across the yard and struck a tree Perry had sought to hide behind for safety; fortunately, he never made it there for cover.

The vehicle finally came to rest in a ditch in front of the house where it had crushed a wheelbarrow Perry was using.

Neither Perry, Williams, nor the passenger riding in her vehicle received injuries.

Davis was taken by Hertford County EMS to Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital where his current condition is unknown.

Davis will be charged with one count of a left-of-center traffic violation.  No other charges have been filed.

The Hertford County Sheriff’s Office, county EMS, the Ahoskie Fire Department, and Dominion Power all responded and assisted with the accident.

Traffic was delayed both northbound and southbound on US 13 for approximately 30 minutes.