Thomasville man charged after head-on wreck kills passenger

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Officials say a man accused of driving drunk, running a stop sign and killing his passenger in a head-on collision Friday night in Davidson County was charged.

The Lexington Dispatch reported that Burris Godwin, 42, of Thomasville, allegedly drove a Mustang coming off U.S. Highway 64 East to N.C. Highway 109 when he struck a Ford Explorer around 9:45 p.m.

Harvey Richardson, 64, of Rusty Lane, Clarendon, died. He was reportedly a passenger in the front seat of Godwin’s car.

Officials said Godwin was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and is in critical condition. Godwin’s father was also reportedly in the car and was taken to the hospital, where he was listed in fair condition.

Authorities said the driver of the Ford Explorer did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

Godwin was charged with failing to stop for a stop sign, driving left of center, possession of an open container of alcohol, failure to wear a seatbelt and driving while impaired.

Read more: The Lexington Dispatch.