Fatal Crash in Craven County

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, a Belhaven woman was tragically killed in a two-car collision in Craven County, North Carolina. The accident took place at the intersection of River Road and Nelson Road just after 10:15 in the morning.

What Happened?

Troopers said that a Ford Mustang driven by Ashley Cartwright, 23, of Belhaven ran a stop sign at the intersection and collided with another 2011 Ford passenger vehicle driven by Katharine Burch, 40, of Pinetops. There were passengers in both vehicles. Cartwright’s mother, Patricia Sparrow, 45, of Belhaven was in the Mustang. Sara Burch, 16, of Pinetops, was riding with Katharine Burch. Troopers say they are working with the Craven County District Attorney’s office regarding possible charges for failure to stop at the intersection.

Were There Any Injuries?

Yes. The driver of the Mustang, Ashley Cartwright, and the two in the Ford passenger vehicle, Katharine and Sara Burch, were transported to Vidant with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. As of Monday, Cartwright and Katharine Burch are reported to be in fair condition. Sarah Burch is reported to be in good condition. Tragically, the passenger of the Mustang, Patricia Sparrow, died in the crash.

Cautious Driving

At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, we encourage our community to take all precautions on roads in order to avoid car accidents and to simply slow down and drive more cautiously. Allowing more room between you and the person driving in front of you and giving yourself enough time to slow down before you reach stoplights, stop signs, and halted traffic are all important. Please look both ways at intersections and never assume an oncoming car is going to stop or see you.

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