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The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A Farmville man suffered evident injuries after he ran off the road to the left and struck a tree, according to a State Highway Patrol report.

The crash took place at 11:37 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the intersection of Lynch Street and N.C. 222 in Fountain 

Gregory Jerome Dixon was traveling west on N.C. 222 in his 2004 Infinity passenger car when he attempted to make a right turn onto Lynch Street and ran off the road to the left and struck a tree.    

Dixon was traveling 30 mph at the time of impact. The speed limit for that stretch of road is 35 mph.

Dixon was transported to Vidant Medical Center.  

His car sustained $15,000 in damages.

He also was charged with driving while impaired and driving while license revoked.  

The wreck is among 10 other crashes that the State Highway Patrol investigated recently in Pitt County, according to reports available between Dec. 31 and Jan.6 Wrecks involving deer and other animals are not included.

Date Time Location Cause Number of vehicles Number of injuries
Jan. 7 6:52 a.m. U.S. 264 Failure to reduce speed Two None
Jan. 7 8:44 a.m. Stantonsburg Road Exceed safe speed One None
Jan. 7 5:51 p.m. Bs Barbecue Road Disregarded stop sign Two One
Jan. 8 8:39 p.m. Gardnerville Road Overcorrected/oversteered One None
Jan. 9 6:47 a.m. Bell Road Exceed safe speed One None
Jan. 9 3:57 p.m. U.S. 264 Highway Debris Two None
Jan. 9 5:16 p.m. County Home Road Failed to yield right of way Two None
Jan. 10 3:58 a.m. N.C. 33 Exceed safe speed One None
Jan. 10 10:28 a.m. Moye-Turnage Road Dangling powerline One None
Jan. 11 11:02 a.m. U.S. 13 Failure to reduce speed Two One
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