Details released on fatal crash

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, June 30, 2022

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AHOSKIE – Details of Saturday’s fatal accident on NC 11 have been released by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol following their investigation.

That crash claimed the life of 22-year-old Jaden Sessoms of Ahoskie.

According to NCSHP Sgt. S. Richardson, Sessoms was operating a 2017 Mercedes passenger car southbound on NC 11 shortly before 8 am. Approximately two miles north of the Millennium Road intersection, a NCSHP Trooper, traveling northbound, clocked Sessoms’s car traveling at 90 mph. Richardson said that Trooper turned around to pursue the speeding driver in an effort to perform a traffic stop.

“As Mr. Sessoms reached Millennium Road, he attempted to make a right-hand turn, at which point his vehicle made impact with the traffic island there, causing the vehicle to become airborne,” Sgt. Richardson stated.

He went on to say that the Mercedes then left the roadway, striking a ditch, a fence, and a tree. The vehicle then overturned, ejecting Sessoms.

Richardson said Sessoms died at the scene.

As reported in Wednesday’s edition, there was another single vehicle fatal accident on Saturday (June 25) in Hertford County. That accident, which occurred on River Road – a short distance from the Perdue Road intersection near Cofield – resulted in the death of Stacey R. Vaughan, age 44, of Ahoskie.

The two fatalities raised the death toll to 12 in the Highway Patrol’s Troop A / District II area (Bertie, Gates, and Hertford counties). Five of those fatalities have occurred 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.

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