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Man left with disabling injuries after crashing into tree

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By Tyler Stocks
The Daily Reflector

Friday, August 10, 2018

A Fountain man was left with disabling injuries after he ran off the road and struck a tree. 

The crash took place on Aug. 4 at U.S. 258 and Lynch Street near Fountain, according to a weekly review of crashes investigated by the State Highway Patrol.

Ricky Webb Walston of Fountain was driving south on U.S. 258  when he ran off the road to the right and collided with a tree. His 2003 Mazda came to rest near the area of impact.  

Walston was traveling 45 mph at the time of the crash The speed limit for that section of road is 55 mph. 

He was transported to Vidant Medical Center by Fountain EMS. 

His 2003 Mazda sustained $3,000 in damages. 

Walston was charged with driving while impaired and reckless driving. 

The wreck is among 15 other wrecks that the State Highway Patrol investigated recently in Pitt County, according to reports available between July 30 and Monday. Wrecks involving deer and other animals are not included.

Date Time Location Cause Number of Injuries Number of Vehicles
July 30 7:02 a.m. U.S. 264 Exceed safe speed None One
July 30 7:47 a.m. N.C. 30 Exceed safe speed None One
July 31 12:11 a.m. U.S. 264 Exceed safe speed None One
July 31 5:29 a.m. Mills Road Debris in highway None One
July 31 6:39 a.m. Stantonsburg Road Careless and reckless None One
July 31 8:44 p.m. Stantonsburg Road Disregarded stop sign Two Two
July 31 11:21 p.m. Black Jack Simpson Road Overcorrected/oversteered None One
August 1 8:06 a.m. U.S. 264 Disregarded road markings None Two
August 1 5:02 p.m. Wesley Church Road Failure to reduce speed One Two
August 2 12:47 p.m. U.S. 264 Debris in highway None One
August 2 3:35 p.m. U.S. 13 Failed to yield right of way None Two
August 3 8:10 a.m. Sugg Parkway Failed to yield right of way None Two
August 3 5:53 p.m. Worthington Road Failure to reduce speed None Two
August 4 10:05 a.m. Azalea Street Improper backing None Two
August 4 9:30 p.m. Old River Road Failure to reduce speed One Two
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