Fatal Highway 264 Accident In Beaufort County

Two men are dead after their SUV collided with a tractor trailer on Highway 264 near Braddy Road.

The fatal accident shut down lanes in both directions in Beaufort County.

Highway patrol say 54-year-old Ottis Lee Jones and 80-year-old David Henderson Sr., both from Belhaven, died on impact after colliding with a tractor-trailer.

Authorities says they have not yet determined what caused the driver of the SUV to cross the center line.

Authorities hope autopsy and toxicology reports will give them more clues into what caused the accident.

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Highway 264 east of Washington is shut down in both directions this afternoon because of a bad accident.

State troopers tell WITN News that two people in an SUV were killed when their vehicle crossed the center line and struck an oncoming tractor trailer.

Beaufort County Emergency Management Director John Pack says the 18-wheeler was carrying corn and the big rig's saddletank and primary tank are leaking diesel.

The wreck happened at the intersection of Highway 264 and Braddy Road around 3:30 p.m.

Highway 264 is being rerouted up Highway 32 past Northside High School.


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  • by PAUL ANDREWS Location: Doha, Qatar on Jun 27, 2009 at 12:31 AM
    To Henderson Family, I am sorry for your lost. You have my deepest sympathy. My Father and cousin from Suffolk, VA, attended the funeral. My father said we are related between Golden Andrews Henderson, Bert Andrews, Dave Andrews, Vallie Andrews, etc. If possible, please email me at paul.andrews@auab.afcent.af.mil or paul.andrews@us.army.mil. I am currently in the Army stationed in the Middle East country name Qatar. I would like to chat with you. God bless you and your family.
  • by concerned Location: NC on Jun 16, 2009 at 04:38 AM
    To Robin, Belhaven, In your post U R making it sound as if someone has been disrepectful of Mr Jones & Mr Henderson's passing, saying you saw a comment on here and that people didn't consider others feelings. I have read ALL the comments below and everyone has been so nice. No one has said that Mr Jones was a careless driver. U weren't there, U didn't see the accident. We may never know what actually transpired that day to make him cross the line in front of that truck. I hope there R no more comments like this on here. It is a truly rough & heart breaking time for all 3 families involved. As the wife of a semi truck driver, let me tell U, that driver in this accident will NEVER get over this! To Mr. Mr Jones's & Mr Henderson's families: I am gald that your family memebers were so well thoguht of and U have wonderful memories to recall. That is a Blessing in itself. I'm sure they R greatly missed.
  • by The Andrews Location: Hamilton on Jun 15, 2009 at 04:17 PM
    When we heard the news, our hearts was saddened, Mr David Henderson was family. We had a family dinner on Saturday, June 6th he was there with his son and his wife, and the kids. We talked, laughed, and fellowshipped with one another. He was my father's first cousin, he was a nice man for the little while I known him, he loved family, people, and showed much respect. On that Saturday I never knew that would be our last time seeing him for right now because in my heart God has a sweet angel in heaven and one day we will meet again. As family will we hold on to precious and fond memories. May God forever bless.
  • by Anita W. Location: Atlanta, GA on Jun 15, 2009 at 02:39 PM
    My condolences & my prayers go out to the family of Mr. Otis Jones & Mr. David Henderson Sr. I would like to say Mr. Henderson taught 4 generations of my family. He was a fine educator & a very caring & loving man. I was in totally shock when I got the news of his tragic death. When I was a little girl living in Belhaven I remembered when someone passed away and they needed an obituary made up for a funeral he was the man u went to get it printed out. Everyone came to him for that type of service or some kind of printing need. Very rarely did he mess. If he did u could always bring it back and he would do it over till it was right. He was the man u went to when u wanted an obituary done. I sit back and think now who is going to do his. I feel God has already done your obituary Mr.H. because he knew when u were coming home 2 him. Mr. Henderson you will forever missed. You will never be forgotten. To the trucker I hope u find peace with tragedy. Go to God in prayer R.I.P. Mr.H & Otis
  • by reader Location: lt. washington on Jun 15, 2009 at 01:03 PM
    i am sorry to hear about your lost.
  • by Robin Location: Belhaven on Jun 14, 2009 at 06:46 PM
    I'm so sad. I can't stop crying when I think of the loss of my neighbor. I saw an interesting comment here though. I want to thank WITN for giving us this format. I wish there was another for this small town and eastern Carolina to discuss things. I feel that it is all good. Unfortunately some people don't consider everybody's feelings but I guess that's part of the internet and real life. Everybody has an opinion... I do know one thing though. Otis was a wonderful person and he was an excellent driver who knew these roads.. I never ever saw him drive recklessly and he was always in control. He not only repaired cars, he was a rock.. Dependable to a fault. There is a shed in Otis' back yard that is about to fall over. With his health the way it was, I'm sure he wasn't able to correct the tilt of the structure. If anyone would like to help (free of charge) please email me and I can try to coordinate with Ella sometime (late) this summer and see if we can somehow help. TY
  • by In Christian Love Location: Beaufort County on Jun 14, 2009 at 02:48 PM
    I do so very much wish that this accident could have been avoided. God has a plan even though we surely don't always agree. I pray that your precious memories of these two wonderful men help to ease your sorrow.
  • by Daren Blount Sr. Location: Plymouth on Jun 14, 2009 at 02:23 PM
    To the family over mr. Henderson/mr.Jones my condolences go to you that god will lay his hands on the family in the time of sorrow. mr.Jones/mr.Henderson was my masonic brother so i will say to the family that there will never be forgotten and truly be missed.
  • by crystal Location: chocowinity on Jun 14, 2009 at 09:48 AM
    My heart goes out to the families. This is a tragic accident. Maybe the lord just had a plan for these two. I am sure they are smiling down on you. May God bless!!!
  • by Sarah on Jun 14, 2009 at 08:32 AM
    After seeing the comment from the truck driver from IL, I cried, and I don't know any of the people involved. I can tell you are a wonderful person Mr. Young. May the Lord be with you at this stressful time.
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