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Winterville man killed in crash after crossing centerline, hitting truck

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The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A 49-year-old Winterville man who died in a head-on collision was traveling 45 mph at the time of the crash, according to information obtained from a State Highway Patrol report. 

The crash took place at 1:57 p.m. on Oct. 24 on Forlines Road near South Central High School.

Ronnie Earl Cox, 49, of 2448 Grimes Street, Winterville, was traveling eastbound at 45 mph on Forlines Road in his 2015 Toyota Corolla when he crossed the centerline and struck a 2019 Dodge Ram pickup truck being driven by David Hill of 1305 Barnbrook, Antioch. Hill was traveling 40 mph at the time of impact. 

Troopers said two passengers inside Hill’s truck sustained minor injuries and were transported by Ayden EMS to Vidant Medical Center.  Hill was not injured in the crash.  

Cox’s Toyota sustained $8,000 and Hill’s Dodge sustained $10,000 in damages.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and no further information was available.  

The wreck is among 20 other crashes that the State Highway Patrol investigated recently in Pitt County, according to reports available between Oct. 22 and Oct. 28. Wrecks involving deer and other animals are not included.

Date Time Location Cause  Number of Injuries Number of Vehicles 
Oct.22 3:00 a.m. Mobley’s Bridge Road  Overcorrected/oversteered None One 
Oct.22  7:37 a.m.  U.S. 264  Failure to reduce speed None  Three 
Oct.22  7:57 a.m.  U.S. 264  Failure to reduce speed  None  Two 
Oct.22  3:02 p.m.  N.C. 903  Failed to yield right of way  Two  Two 
Oct.22  9:23 p.m.  Barrus Construction Road  DWI/Crossed Centerline  None  One 
Oct.23  7:36 a.m.  U.S. 264  Inattention  None  Two 
Oct.23  8:31 a.m. U.S. 264  Failed to yield right of way  None  Two 
Oct.23  1:10 p.m.  Speight Seed Farm Road  Failed to yield right of way  None  Two 
Oct.23  5:36 p.m. N.C. 43 Failure to reduce speed  One  One 
Oct.24  6:27 a.m. Davenport Farm Road  Failed to yield right of way  Two  Two 
Oct.24  7:22 a.m.  Hanrahan Road Overcorrected/oversteered  One  One 
Oct.24 2:59 p.m. Worthington Road Failure to reduce speed  None  Two 
Oct.24  7:52 p.m. Stantonsburg Road Defective equipment  None  One 
Oct.25  7:47 a.m.  Davenport Farm Road  Failed to yield right of way  Three  Two 
Oct.25  7:51 a.m.  U.S. 264  Failure to reduce speed  None  One 
Oct.25  7:59 a.m. Old U.S. 264  Failure to reduce speed  None  Two 
Oct.25  8:05 a.m. Jack Jones Road Failure to reduce sped  None  Two 
Oct.26  11:50 a.m.  Ivy Road  Exceed safe speed  None  One 
Oct.26 1:53 p.m. U.S. 13 Failure to reduce speed None Two
Oct.26 3:10 p.m. N.C. 43 Crossed centerline None One

 

 

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