1 dead, 3 injured in car accident in Kernersville

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Bethel Church Road

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — One man is dead and three others were injured on Monday when a pickup truck struck a tree in Kernersville and three people were ejected from the bed of the truck.

Update: Victims identified

Multiple units responded to the 3000 block of Bethel Church Road shortly before 2 p.m. Monday. State Highway Patrol reported that four young adult males were in a pick-up traveling north on Bethel Church Road when the driver lost control.

The truck went off the right side of the road, overcorrected, crossed the center line and struck two trees. Three people were ejected from the bed of the truck.

One person was airlifted to Baptist Medical Center and two were taken to local hospitals by ambulance.


  • Sue

    You pay more attention to grammatical errors, than the injuries and even the death of fellow human beings? God bless those affected by this tragedy.

    • K

      In some very rural counties it is, but where this took place it is not legal. We do see it done all the time though. It is likely these young men just didn’t realize the danger in it. So sad.

  • Tiffany

    You know what all you people should have to say is you pray for the family of those loss or injured. I am sure the person driving the truck didnt set out to hurt his friends…It just says we need to remember that cars are not toys and instill it into young drivers that someone’s.life is always at stake.playing behind the wheel ends bad….

  • M. Profit

    The young men all are seniors at Northwest High School and have been close, close friends for years. My heart is breaking over this.

    • Jake Stafford

      I knew him personally. I go to school with Eric. The man who died. I have known him for 2 years.. We went to weaver academy with me in the mornings and sometimes went out to lunch when we had the chance. Everyone in the truck at the time were close friends to me. I hope my friends turn out alright. R.I.P. ERIC. WE WILL LOVE AND MISS YOU

  • Ms. K

    This is yet another very sad story. When are we going to learn? Never. Because it has become ‘wrong’ to discipline children as they grow. Then, suddenly they have a drivers license, can vote, etc. …and they no foundation on which to make a good decision. All they know is “run wild, run free… whatever I want is okay”.

  • Kaitlyn

    i am so upset that this had happened. I am praying for his family.Even through i did not know him that good.I know that he was a friendly,loving and a caring person.He was all ways there for me when i needed someone to talk to! I loved him as a friends.I am so sorry for his mother that this has happened to her.I will be praying for his family.You are forever in my heart! You will all ways be with me

  • Ashley G

    Im sorry that this had to happen to someone so talented, and I am expecially praying for his gf (who i kew personally).

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