Wreck on NC 94 claims life of Swan Quarter man

Published 9:10 am Saturday, March 5, 2022

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At 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, State Highway Trooper C.L. Moore was called to investigate a motor vehicle collision.

The wreck occurred on NC 94 close to State Road 1102 in Tyrrell County.

One death and one injury were reported.

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Willie Blount, 39, Swan Quarter, was traveling north on NC 94 in a blue 2005 Kia Sorento.

Christopher Gerth, 30, Creswell, was traveling south on the same two-lane road in a gray 2019 Toyota Tacoma. He suffered minor injuries.

The two vehicles collided in the roadway. Blount died as a result.

According to the State Highway Patrol, Gerth crossed the center line and collided with Blount.

After impact, the Kia went right and turned on its side in a roadside ditch. The Toyota traveled off to its right and came to a rest on the shoulder.

Sgt. J.G. Williams with the State Highway Patrol reported that speed and alcohol were not factors in this collision.