Davidson Co. man dead, High Point woman hurt in wreck

Jun. 27, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

A 22-year-old man from Lexington was killed and a 20-year-old woman from High Point was injured after a pickup hit a tree and a home near Wallburg Thursday night.

The use of seat belts probably played a key role in who survived the crash, said State Highway Patrol Sgt. S.L. Pace. The driver, Nathan Samuel Bridges, wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle in the crash. Passenger Brennan Summer Alexander was wearing a seat belt and wasn’t ejected from her seat, Pace told The High Point Enterprise.
The crash happened around 10:25 p.m. on Wallburg-High Point Road near Mock Road in northeast Davidson County. Alexander was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and was in critical condition Friday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The 2007 Chevrolet pickup was going west on Wallburg-High Point Road when it went off the right side of the road, hit a tree and a house and then came to a stop on private land.
The house had minor damage, and no one was injured inside the home, according to WXII-TV, news partners with the Enterprise.
Speed was a factor in the crash, Pace said. The vehicle was going an estimated 70 mph before the wreck, and the speed limit on the section of the two-lane road is 55 mph, the sergeant said.
No charges will be filed because the driver of the car died, Pace said.