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Driver dies Friday morning in NC 11 accident

LEWISTON-WOODVILLE – An Edgecombe County man was killed near here Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident on NC 11.

Keimel Hussey, age 22 of Princeville, was the victim, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s Troop A / District II office in Ahoskie.

The NCHP report showed that Hussey was operating a 2003 Honda passenger car southbound on NC 11 shortly before 7 a.m.

Approximately two miles south of Lewiston-Woodville, Hussey’s vehicle crossed the centerline, traveled off the road to the left, struck a ditch, and overturned.

The Highway Patrol reported that Hussey was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He died at the scene.

The fatality was the fifth of the year in the Troop A / District II area and the first of 2020 in Bertie County.

The NCHP said none of those five victims were buckled up and stressed the importance of wearing seat belts.

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.

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