Head-on collision injures four in Randolph County

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A man and his pregnant girlfriend are recovering after a head-on collision in Randolph County Thursday.

Troopers said Brian Godfrey, 28, was driving west on Old Highway 64 when he turned into the path of Daniel Kennedy who was traveling east.

“The car was smoking and on fire,” said neighbor Melinda Hill who called 911. “I ran to get the fire extinguishers.”

Godfrey and his girlfriend, Tina Coltrane, who was in the passenger seat, were airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  As of Friday morning, hospital officials said Godfrey was listed in fair condition.  Coltrane was listed in serious condition, they said.

Daniel Kennedy and his daughter, who was in the passenger seat, were taken to High Point Regional where they were treated and released.

“It’s kind of nerve-racking,” said Dustin Mathena who stopped to help and amazed everyone survived. “When I pulled up, the engine was on fire.”

Troopers say Godfrey will be charged with failure to yield.