Man Died After 4-Wheeler Crash In Beaufort County

A Beaufort County man is dead after a 4-wheeler accident this weekend.

State troopers say 25-year-old Charles Clark, Jr. of Bath died after the 3:00 a.m. Sunday crash. It happened on Highway 99 South.

Troopers say Clark's 4-wheeler went off the road and hit a tree and he wasn't wearing a helmet. A deputy sheriff discovered the accident.

The Highway Patrol says alcohol was involved in the crash.


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  • by Barbara Location: Washington on Mar 23, 2012 at 12:40 PM
    I did not know this man, but you people amaze me with the insensitivity to this family's suffering. And WITN should be ashamed of allowing anyone to post negative comments about a person's untimely death. I believe the family is suffering enough without having to put up with stupid comments. I would not say anything up here I would not say to anyone's face. Too many cowards hide behind the fake name and lash out at those who are suffering. So sad :( My condolences are with this family during this very difficult time.
  • by Katie Location: Wake Forest on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:49 AM
    For God's sake people leave it alone!!!! No one is at fault for this...Esp not his parents!!!! The circumstances DO NOT MATTER!!!! It was his time to go no matter what anyone thinks. Its a sad tragedy and the family is greiving. Lets all be humans and let them greive! Stop bashing this young man and saying his parents should of taught him different. We all have done something that our parents told us not to but we did it anyway. We ALL have done something that wasnt in our best interest but once again we did it anyway. I have read hurtful things over and over on this website about people's family members that have past on and it sickens me. A young man is GONE!!!! For the love of all that matters LET HIM REST IN PEACE and you sick people worry about your life and loved ones while this family struggles to get through in the days to come. One day it could be your family and you will be the one reading these messages while your heart is broken. If you have a heart STOP!!!!
  • by peggy Location: washington on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:15 AM
    No one asked my opinion, but here goes anyway... It's a shame witn news has to allow comment pages to draw readers. It has caused a lot of hard feelings that would have not been felt. Before this thing dies down, these comments could cause another tragedy. I wouldn't want that on my conscience.
  • by Blah Blah Blah on Mar 21, 2012 at 03:25 PM
    WOW people......you all need to get lives!!!
  • by Katie Location: Wake Forest on Mar 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM
    It still amazes me that WITN still allows comments to these stories. Yes they should report things to the public but is the open invitation to commenting and saying hurtful things on these stories really necessary? We all have to remember that someone lost a life....a young man with a future ahead of him. It doesnt matter the circumstances of how he died...it only matters that he is no longer here with his family and friends. We should respect that fact and this family. Charlie was known and loved by alot of people...I know his sister and this time is hard for everyone in the family. I say get rid of the comments and just say a little prayer for them. Only God can judge us....
  • by Society on Mar 21, 2012 at 07:24 AM
    I grew up in a time when accidents could be avoided. Now, all I hear is accidents happen. I also grew up in a time when parents enforced rules. No one in my family would be allowed to operate any machinery while under the influence. It's common sense. Now, it's I can do whatever I want as long as I'm having fun. I grew up when a "man" put away childish things as his responsibilities grew. Now, I want to be a pretend husband and father. I do not fault this boy and I'm sorry he's gone. He did not have the proper training in my opinion and society (all of us) are to blame.....
  • by Brad Location: Washington on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:40 PM
    WITN, it is apparent that there are many who lack the character to know when to keep their thoughts to themselvses. I really beleive that you should adopt a policy of not allowing any comments to be posted on stories that involve a local person dying. I would be nice if people could post positive thoughts and and condolences to family and friends but.....too many idiots posting who think they are entitled to judge others. So WITN, I ask, where is your character? Will you do whats right or will you do what sales ad space?
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      by Hopefully on Mar 21, 2012 at 03:49 AM in reply to Brad
      others can learn from the bad mistakes of others. That is more important than condolences. This is not a memorial board, so make sure you know what you are talking about. It's a shame the boy had to die but life moves on and others may be saved by the lessons learned on this website.
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        by YaYa on Mar 22, 2012 at 08:25 AM in reply to Hopefully
        Wow, I hope no one in your family dies of an accident. You are one cold hearted person. I have some advice for you "better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool than to open in and remove all doubt"
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          by Katie on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM in reply to YaYa
          Well said YaYa!!!!!
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      by Carrie on Mar 21, 2012 at 05:49 AM in reply to Brad
      Brad, I 100% agree with you. I have posted several times that if it is news such as this, they know better than to even allow comments. To tell you the truth, I don't think that they should allow comments on anything, its news, it shouldn't be up for discussion. All people do is turn the story around and say negative things, even when they didn't know the victim or anything about them. Very rarely do I even read the comments, knowing what the message board is going to say but because I knew Charlie I scanned them over and it was sad to see the things people will post. ugh WITN!! Really?
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        by Agree on Mar 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM in reply to Carrie
        I agree. No comments on anything.
  • by mother of kids with 4wheeler on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:34 PM
    While those colse to him will be outraged at any comment that is not reassuring, there is a lesson to be learned here. Not matter what your age or situation you must respect the equipment you ride. My 6 and 8 year olds ride but are not allowed even near them unless fully suited up. And yes they have wrecked and been rushed to the emergency room. Had they not been suited up, one would possibly be dead or in a wheelchair today the Dr. said. Luckly he had a small bruise and not even a scratch on him. Drinking or not, dark or light, old or young. When you loose respect for the machine you put your self and your family at risk.
  • by Hyco on Mar 20, 2012 at 06:23 PM
    Why does WITN even allow comments on a story like this? All people want a chance to do is point fingers and gloat like they've never done anything wrong; should be feeing lucky that no one is there right now to rub all of their noses in their mistakes. It's tacky and rude to the family. I think the comments on this story should be turned off.
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      by Loved Charlie on Mar 20, 2012 at 06:48 PM in reply to Hyco
      This is a crying shame, really people.............a young man is gone, a young beautiful wife and a mother and father of an only son are grieving....For Gods' sake, think before you write ignorant comments. Really, if you can't be kind, shut your mouth. Charlie was a good guy, we knew him a long time, and prayers for this family. Gods Love and comfort to you Mrs. Clark, and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Clark, Sr.
  • by Shellie Location: Washington on Mar 20, 2012 at 02:39 PM
    Our thoughts are with Misty, Mrs. Shirley and Mr. Charlie and all those that were close to Charlie at this time. The smartest comment on the entire clog is that Charlie is with GOd and in a great place. He will be missed by all who knew him and those who wish they knew him more, but when posting, please be respectfull and do not slander his name or his life. He has a left a 26 year old widdow and parents that their son has passed before them. No parent ever wants that. And keep in mind that one day all of you who have had something to say, this could be one of your family members or someone who is close to you, so lets show some respect for the family of this great man, who was a wonderful friend, husband, son and all around good ol' country boy! We love you Misty and are here for you always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      by Marianna on Mar 22, 2012 at 02:02 PM in reply to Shellie
      Well said Shellie!
  • by Enough Location: Greenville on Mar 20, 2012 at 09:08 AM
    The ones of you up here leaving negative comments are ignorant. You don't know a thing, but sure want to run off at the mouth. Leave this young man alone. His family and his wife are grieving. He is too young to be gone and I remember him way back when.....accidents happen. Everybody who lives in Beaufort County knows that this what people do for fun and it is fun; sometimes things just go wrong. R.I.P. Charlie! Prayers to his wife and family.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 09:29 AM in reply to Enough
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        by Enough on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:42 AM in reply to
        No that's not what I am saying, everyone I know likes to have fun on the 4wheelers and drink. Is it ok? no? yes? You obviously didn't grow up in Beaufort Co.....So about what boating? Is it ok to drink and drive a boat????????
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          by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 11:21 AM in reply to Enough
          I was born in Beaufort co. It is ok to drink at home. do not drive a car , boat, plane etc. stay home if you are drinking .
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          by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 01:53 PM in reply to Enough
          No its not ok to drink and drive anything..including boats and four wheelers. and yes I am from Beaufort county but just because people do it doesn't make it ok.
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          by Being dumb in Beaufort Co on Mar 20, 2012 at 02:26 PM in reply to Enough
          appears to be alright. You're a prime example.....
  • by Praying... Location: Belhaven,NC on Mar 20, 2012 at 08:01 AM
    Rest in peace, Charlie. Praying for Misty and the rest of the family and friends. Everyone posting negative comments on this site, just remember that your day of judgement will also come.
  • by pirategirl Location: greenville on Mar 20, 2012 at 05:47 AM
    “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. Matthew 7:1-5 Please just pray for this family. He left behind a young wife who was in nursing school.....they had only been married 4 years. I know everyone will form their own opinion because, being human, that is what we all do. But just think before you speak. What if this happened to your husband/brother/cousin/father?? I could not imagine being his wife right now and the grief she has to face.....the last thing she needs is to read all this negativity.
  • by Dawg on Mar 20, 2012 at 04:08 AM
    Prayers for Charlie's family and friends.
  • by Friend Location: Bath on Mar 19, 2012 at 09:17 PM
    Charlie I love you man I'm glad we got to hangout the night before this happened. RIP Bud ill see you one day.
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    by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 04:09 AM in reply to anonymous
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      by rediculous on Mar 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM in reply to
      If there was something to investigate they would they could look at the road to see if he was ran off the road.I have spoken to the kid who dropped them off at there house and what is sounds like is not Charlie but a bunch of other guys that were his friends started the fight and the two boys ended it along with a few of there friends that wouldnt let them get jumped by a group of guys that are almost 12 years older than them in the first place. its ashame that these guys want to fight people much older than them and to much prevail do not even succeed in what they were trying to do in the first place. then press charges because they get popped in the face when they started the fight in the first place and the moron who got stitches know he is a moron but cant let it go
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        by hello rediculous on Mar 21, 2012 at 05:20 AM in reply to rediculous
        First of all you can't spell. Secondly, the person that got hit from behind with a golf club is not a moron. He is a great person. Don't be so quick to judge as you do not know the whole story.
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        by see-had on Mar 21, 2012 at 07:26 AM in reply to rediculous
        I find it humorous that someone who has the grammar and spelling of an elementary school student would call anyone a moron.Those young men went to start trouble and now they have it.You were not there and obviously are repeating untrue rumours.Maybe you should try reading your comments before you post as they dont make a coherent logical argument.
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        by wtf on Mar 21, 2012 at 06:40 PM in reply to rediculous
        how do you get hit from behind when you and confronting someone from the front and ended up with stitches on your face. Just wondering thought I would ask how that happens
  • by WOW doesn't get it! on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM
    In all likelihood this man would be alive today if alcohol had NOT been a factor. What part of drinking and driving anything don't you understand?!
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      by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 at 04:57 PM in reply to WOW doesn't get it!
      he might would still be alive if he had a helment on even if he was drinkin
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      by WOW on Mar 20, 2012 at 05:58 AM in reply to WOW doesn't get it!
      Obviously you are making incorrect assumptions. I do understand that drinking and driving can kill you or someone else. I also understand that you must wear a helmet in order to protect your life! If someone reads this article and didn't realize alcohol and no helmet can kill you, then they obviously didn't need to be riding in the first place. So with that being said, reporting the alcohol use was posted just for judgement reasons!
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