Additional charges may be pending in fatality
A Davidson County man died Thursday morning in a three-vehicle wreck on N.C. 109 near South Davidson High School that blocked the well-traveled roadway for four and a half hours.
The initial accident happened about 5 a.m. between two cars, said State Highway Patrol Sgt. K.G. Brown. A Nissan Xterra driven by Dray Carter, 26, of Albemarle, was going south on N.C. 109.
The Xterra crossed the center line and struck a northbound Chevrolet Impala driven by Stephen Irwin, 49, of Denton, according to the Highway Patrol. The Xterra struck the Impala head on, Brown told The High Point Enterprise. Irwin was killed. Carter is in critical condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Thursday, the sergeant said. “
After the collision, the Chevrolet Impala came to rest on the shoulder of the northbound lane. Mr. Carter’s vehicle came to rest in the middle of the southbound lane,” Brown said. A third car, an Infiniti, then became involved in the wreck by hitting the Xterra.
Neither the driver nor passenger of the Infiniti was seriously injured, according to the Highway Patrol. However, the driver of the Infiniti, William Walters, 22, of Greensboro, was charged with driving while impaired, Brown said.
Other charges in the wreck are pending, the sergeant said. Anyone with information can call the Highway Patrol at 249-0247.
N.C. 109 in southern Davidson County reopened in both directions about 10 a.m.