Improperly secured trailer blamed for fatal wreck

A woman was killed and her husband injured in a traffic wreck on Sept. 13 on McKendree Church Road in Pinetops.More Stories

BY PHILIP SAYBLACK
Staff Writer

Friday, September 29, 2017

A fatal wreck that happened earlier this month in Edgecombe County was set off by a trailer that was improperly secured to a truck that was towing it.

That is the finding of the N.C. Highway Patrol following an investigation into the Sept. 13 wreck on McKendree Church Road, just outside of Pinetops. N.C. Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Jimmie Silver, who responded to the wreck, revealed the finding during an interview Wednesday. The investigation originally was expected to have been finished Sept. 22, but took longer than expected, Silver said.

Silver said he could not comment on who attached the trailer to the truck before it took to the road. He stressed that while Deputy Bryan Corey was identified as the truck’s driver at the time, he did not know who attached the trailer to the truck, and that the District Attorney’s office is investigating that as part of the case.

Heather Nichol of the District Attorney’s Office declined to comment when asked Thursday about that and other items in the investigation.

“Our office does not comment on any pending investigations or charges,” Nichol said.

Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson echoed Silver’s statement about the investigation into who attached the trailer to the truck. He added all involved in the case were in his thoughts and prayers.

“This is a time for praying,” Atkinston said. “This is a time for healing. I’m praying for all the families involved in this matter. “The case is in the hands of the District Attorney’s office, so I don’t want to say anything else right now.”

Silver said Wednesday that Kristopher Onell Hyman is still recovering from injuries sustained in the wreck, adding Hyman is expected to survive. 

Troopers responded to the wreck at 1 p.m. Sept. 13 on McKendree Church Road. Silver said at the time that the truck pulling the trailer was driving northbound on the road while the car carrying the Hymans was driving southbound on the road. At some point, the trailer — carrying an impounded car — came loose from the truck and went into the southbound lane, striking the Hymans’ car.

Koshala Sheniqun Hymman died at the scene from her injuries. Kristopher Onell Hyman was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment. He is still recove
ring from his injuries at last report, Silver said.

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Sedgwick Claims Management Services

Policy Number Is

nB718416355-0002-01

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Memphis,

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 In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!