Three people on their way home from working the overnight shift at Walmart in Kitty Hawk were killed in a head-on crash Monday on U.S. 158 in Lower Currtuck County.
The wreck happened on Caratoke Highway near the Edgewater Drive intersection in Grandy at 7:25 a.m. A car traveling westbound on U.S. 158 crossed the center turn lane, striking an eastbound sport utility vehicle.
The driver of the car, Terrell Davis, 29, of Hertford, and a front seat passenger, Kristopher Midgett of Hertford, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Two passengers were in the back seat. Marquaize Hunter, 23, was flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where they succumbed to his injuries Monday afternoon.
The other passenger was transported to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City. An update on their condition was not provided.
The N.C. Highway Patrol said none of the four in the car were wearing their seat belts. Investigators believe Davis fell asleep at the wheel, and no charges have been filed.
Two people from Kill Devil Hills in the SUV were taken to Outer Banks Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Due to the severity of the wreck, traffic had to be diverted on to side roads for almost two hours.