Sunday wreck claims life

Published 12:07 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2017

COMO – A single vehicle accident claimed the life of a Halifax County man near here Sunday night.

Terrell Emanuel Turner, 43, of Enfield died in the crash, which occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. on US 258, four-tenth’s of one mile north of Como.

North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper J.G. Williams, who investigated the fatal mishap, said Turner was operating a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban southbound on US 258 at the time of the crash. Turner was alone in his vehicle.

In his report, Trooper Williams stated that the vehicle initially crossed the centerline of the highway before traveling off the road to the left.

“At that time, Mr. Turner overcorrected the vehicle, causing it to come back onto the road, cross the centerline again, and travel off the road to the right.”

The vehicle, Williams said, then struck a ditch before colliding with a tree and coming to a halt.

“Mr. Turner was trapped inside the vehicle and died at the scene,” Williams noted.

Other than driver error in overcorrecting a vehicle in a skid, Williams said there were no other factors contributing to the deadly mishap.

Members of the Como and Murfreesboro fire departments responded to the scene, along with Hertford County EMS and Hertford County Sheriff’s deputies.

The fatal accident was the 15th of the year in the Highway Patrol’s Troop A / District II area (Bertie, Gates and Hertford counties). Seven of those fatalities have been in Hertford County.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

email author More by Cal