Update: Three dead after head-on crash Monday in Lower Currituck County

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.

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30 Comments

  1. My prayers for all these workers, their shocked families, state troopers, local police and rescue responders who also risk their own lives and do all they can to save others everyday and then have to see unfiltered and first-hand what can happen at auto accidents. Somehow have to better drill it into heads to wear seatbelts; things can happen in a heartbeat, come out of the blue with zero warning, even while paying 100% attention to the road. It is not just a seatbelt issue; it requires being alert and really aware that these things can and do happen anytime, even on your own stretch of the road you know as well as your own face.

    • What you state has truth to it. I have heard drunk drivers have head ons and get out without a scratch on them but if it’s your time to go nothing gonna stop it.

    • Praying for these families, my brother use to work nightshift with them. Cherish the memories and live on for them. Healing will come in your own time, I pray that each of these family’s have all of the support they need to get through this and keep God close to your heart.

  2. Some things youโ€™ll never heal from. After losing my own son last year the grief is still unmanageable at times. Itโ€™s just so unreal praying for all the families thatโ€™s involved. Lean on God for help and healing I promise heโ€™ll help you through.

  3. I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOST OF THE FAMILIES. JUST REMEMBER GOD WILL BE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. MY HEART GOES OUT TO EVERYONE.

    • So sorry for the loss of these loved ones and praying that the survivors are going to be ok. Praying for the families and friends of these young men. God bless everyone.

  4. Most sincere sympathy and condolences to the families of these young people. Peace be with each of you at this very sad time.

  5. Prayers to the families. If yโ€™all need an editor at the paper though, let me know. It always looks like itโ€™s not edited.

  6. Our hearts are broken for the family and friends of this accident, please know myself, my family, and our Church have you in our prayers.

  7. I feel so sad at this loss. Even though I didn’t know them I feel for them and their families. God be with them

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