Monday, February 25, 2008

4 Dead, 1 Critical Following Crash

Police say four people have died in a collision between a car and a logging truck in Hertford County.

The Highway Patrol said the accident happened about 1:15 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 158 west of Winton.

Troopers said four people in the car, McKenzie Hart, 19, Trarica Burke, 21, and Burke's sons Zaiveyon, 1, and 5-month-old Zamarius all died.

Burke's daughter Zanyiah, 3, was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where she is listed in critical condition.

Troopers said the car crossed into the path of the truck. Investigators said the truck's right wheels were well off the pavement as the truck tried to avoid the car when the collision occurred.

The truck driver, 35-year-old Kris Outlaw of Windsor, suffered minor injuries. No charges are expected.


Even if the trucker didn't do it, I think he/she should be charged in the death of four others. What do you think??


♥TonyaJean♥ said...

That is so sad. I feel so bad for the people who lost their loved ones!!

Ms. Smith said...

I do not think it would be right to charge the truck driver. It was not his fault.

As sad as it is, the lady driving made a mistake and that can not be changed.

(akw)bbstar/lay-up/skid/oh you pick said...

I would have to agree with Ms. Smith on that. He did not try to kill the people in the car. So why press charges. It was the car driver who was at wrong. Plus how do you know what the roads were like there? They could have been so bad that nobody new.