Multi-vehicle collision on Alligator River Bridge results in injuries

Published 8:44 am Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Around 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, a three-vehicle collision occurred on the Lindsay C. Warren Bridge connecting Dare and Tyrrell counties. The bridge is also known as the Alligator River Bridge.

The bridge draw was open to boat traffic and vehicular traffic on the bridge was stopped.

Gary M. Ayer from Hollywood, Fla., was driving east in a 2021 Kia. He failed to slow down, states the State Highway Patrol report. He collided with 2010 Honda driven by Dante Cornelius Boyce from Robersonville.

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Ayer’s car came to rest in the westbound lane facing east, 54 feet from impact.

Boyce’s car rolled over, struck the bridge rail and hit a 2012 Hyundai driven by David Brock Morris from Irmo, SC.

Washington-Tyrrell Emergency Medical Services was dispatched to the scene and transported two patients to The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head. Dare County Emergency Medical Services was dispatched to provide mutual aid and transported one patient to The Outer Banks Hospital.

The State Highway Patrol from Troop A, District 4, Washington, was dispatched to the wreck.

Two towing services were used to remove vehicles.

The bridge reopened around 5 p.m.

The report indicated that Ayer was cited for failure to reduce speed/exceeding posted speed.



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