Two killed, three injured in Friday night crash

Published 6:07 pm Monday, August 16, 2021

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AHOSKIE – The cause of a motor vehicle accident that claimed two lives and injured three others near here Friday night remains under investigation.

Stacey Newsome, 29, of Woodland and 28-year-old Antia Edwards of Ahoskie were killed in the two-vehicle accident that occurred two miles north of Ahoskie on US 13.

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper M. Cherry, Newsome was operating a 2010 Honda passenger car that was traveling east on old NC 11 at around 10:45 p.m. Edwards along with 28-year-old Shanequa Jenkins of Ahoskie were passengers in Newsome’s vehicle.

Meanwhile, an ambulance, owned by Hertford County and driven by 18-year-old Kayley Minton of Como, was southbound on US 13. Another EMT, Alexandria Stephenson, 23, of Murfreesboro, was onboard.

Trooper Cherry said the ambulance was responding to a call at the time of the accident. He added that the ambulance’s emergency lights and siren were activated.

His report showed that Newsome’s vehicle was making a left-hand turn from Old NC 11 onto US 13 north and was struck by the ambulance. The ambulance then overturned in a ditch, but the driver and the passenger managed to exit the vehicle. Both were treated and released from Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, according to Cherry.

The Trooper added that Edwards was ejected and later died from her injuries at Vidant RCH. He said Newsome and Jenkins were both pinned in and extricated by emergency responders.

Newsome later died at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, the same hospital where Jenkins remains a patient, Cherry said.


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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