Beaufort County Road A Danger Zone

Many people who drive down Cherry Run Road every day say the recent accident makes them think twice about driving too fast around the curve.

Before you get to the curve the speed limit on Cherry Run Road is 55 mph, then when you get to it there's a sign warning drivers to go 40 mph.

Troopers say the driver of the mustang was going at least 90 miles per hour when his car veered off the road, hit several trees and noise dived into Cherry Run Creek. People in the area say people need to slow down.

Troopers have said that they believe speed was the main reason for the crash and they hope people will slow down.


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  • by Libby Location: gray's Hill on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:57 PM
    how did this happend,and Why.
  • by SayOrShutIt Location: Chocowinity on Jan 8, 2010 at 06:02 AM
    My thoughts and prayers goes to the family of those kids. However, on a higher note, do you people really think posting a reducing speed limit would stop people from slowing down, I mean come on. You act like the sign is going to jump out of the ground and slow the cars down. That boy that was driving wouldnt have cared if the posted speed limit was 5mph, he would have been going 90 anyway. Also, I see some blame parents, I teach my kids, which are very young, not to do wrong, but as soon as they get older and around there friends, what Ive told them is out the window. Stop pointing fingers, theres one person to blame, thats the person driving that car.
  • by hmm on Dec 31, 2009 at 02:55 PM
    you know, im glad i wasnt coming around the corner at the same time as this guy, with my little babies in my car.
  • by Tom Location: Washington on Dec 30, 2009 at 06:40 PM
    You know when a terrible thing happens, everybody is upset, angry, and wanting to blame someone for the pain they are feeling. But you know what..the young people that passed away were probably doing what they thought was having fun..young people think they are invicible, they want to party..they want to have their freinds think that they are really cool. When you stand over a grave and try to place blame, It's for your benefit, not those you're mourning. Just have a little compassion for each other, Life will put you on the other side of the fence..and you will wonder how you got there.
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Dec 30, 2009 at 06:18 PM
    The warning signs are there for a reason. If it tells you to go 40. It means 55 is too dangerous. Maybe they should reduce the speed on that stretch to 45MPH and 30MPH on the curve.
  • by to cassandra on Dec 30, 2009 at 06:12 PM
    im sorry your friend died, but the cops dont just sit around and wait for people to come flying around corners at ninety miles per hour. prob doesnt happen that often, i guess if it did more people would be dead. the person to blame is the driver, and passengers if they werent wearing seatbelts (if that even would have helped). im sure the cops and whoever else wishes they could go back in time and change what was done to stop this tragedy, but of course it cant be done. this road wasnt a danger zone, mr. moores CAR was the danger zone.
  • by never had a problem on Dec 30, 2009 at 06:05 PM
    i didnt realize this was a dangerous place to drive. i guess its not so bad when you slow down and heed the signs and focus on what you are doing. it makes sense not to do ninety mph around a curve, right?
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Dec 30, 2009 at 03:27 PM
    To all the families involved. I am praying for you each and every one. I can only imagine your pain. BUT! Was the driver of this car from this area? Had he ever driven on that road before? If so, WHY was he driving so fast?
  • by family Location: chocowinity on Dec 30, 2009 at 01:54 PM
    Earl was my nephew and he did not deserve to died this way. He had has whole life in front of him.Harry should be punished to the highest extinct of the law.He has ruined four families lives.Earlene be encouraged and windley family my prayers are with you.
  • by Markus Location: Williamston on Dec 30, 2009 at 12:06 PM
    I send my prayers to every family that has to go through this ordeal
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