UPDATED: N.C. 109 back open after fatality

Apr. 11, 2013 @ 02:23 PM



A Davidson County man died Thursday morning in a three-vehicle wreck on N.C. 109 near South Davidson High School that blocked the well-traveled roadway for four and a half hours.
The initial accident happened about 5 a.m. between two cars, said State Highway Patrol Sgt. K.G. Brown. A Nissan Xterra driven by Dray Carter, 26, of Albemarle, was going south on N.C. 109. The Xterra crossed the center line and struck a northbound Chevrolet Impala driven by Stephen Irwin, 49, of Denton, according to the Highway Patrol.
The Xterra struck the Impala head on, Brown told The High Point Enterprise. Irwin was killed. Carter is in critical condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Thursday, the sergeant said.
“After the collision, the Chevrolet Impala came to rest on the shoulder of the northbound lane. Mr. Carter’s vehicle came to rest in the middle of the southbound lane,” Brown said.
A third car, an Infiniti, then became involved in the wreck by hitting the Xterra. Neither the driver nor passenger of the Infiniti was seriously injured, according to the Highway Patrol.
However, the driver of the Infiniti, William Walters, 22, of Greensboro, was charged with driving while impaired, Brown said. Other charges in the wreck are pending, the sergeant said.
Anyone with information can call the Highway Patrol at 249-0247.


UPDATED 10:15 a.m.

N.C. 109 in southern Davidson County reopened in both directions about 10 a.m. after a deadly three-car accident earlier this morning blocked the road.

Davidson County Emergency Management Services says the wreck happened near South Davidson High School. One person was killed and at least one other person was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, reports WXII-TV, a news partner of The High Point Enterprise.

Snyder Station Road and Garner Road are also closed as crews respond to the wreck. Motorists traveling to South Davidson High School are being let through.

The N.C. Department of Transportation reports that the accident happened at 6:11 a.m. The scene isn't expected to be cleared until at least 10 a.m., the DOT indicates.

See more coverage and details later today at www.hpe.com and in Friday's edition of the Enterprise.