Fatal Crash Involving White Pickup and Silver SUV in Edgecombe County Leaves Three Dead and Several Injured, Causes Closure of US-64 Alt

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — A tragic crash on US 64 Alt in Edgecombe County has resulted in multiple fatalities. A white pickup truck collided with a silver SUV, claiming the lives of three passengers in the SUV. The collision also left one passenger critically injured, who was airlifted by helicopter, while the SUV driver sustained injuries but is expected to recover. Additionally, the driver of the white pickup truck was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash caused the silver SUV to veer off the road and into a nearby field. The severity of the accident has led to the closure of part of US-64 Alternate in Heartsease, as various agencies, including the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina State Highway Patrol, investigate the incident. Drivers are being advised to avoid the area as the investigation continues.

According to James Bowen, of the Heartsease Fire Dept., this particular curve on US 64 Alt has been the site of many accidents and fatalities over the years. The area is known as “dead man’s curve,” highlighting the dangerous nature of the road.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for measures to prevent such accidents from occurring. It also underscores the ongoing efforts of law enforcement and emergency response agencies to address road safety and respond to such incidents effectively. As the investigation continues, authorities will work to determine the cause of the collision.

The community is mourning the loss of lives and the impact of the accident on those involved. The closure of the road serves as a visible reminder of the consequences of road accidents and the need for continued efforts to ensure the safety of all road users.