Jones County Accident Kills Maysville Man

One man was killed and another injured in a car crash Sunday night in Jones County.

Troopers say 45-year-old Roger Heath was killed when his vehicle went out of control on White Oak River Road, that's north of Maysville. His vehicle then hit an oncoming vehicle in the side.

The driver of the second vehicle, Brent Riggs, was taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center for his injuries. Both men were from Maysville.

Troopers say they believe alcohol was not involved, but that speed was a factor in the deadly crash.


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  • by Sharon Location: Overland Park, KS on Jan 13, 2010 at 01:48 PM
    To those who commented, if you knew the actual story you'd possibly revise your comments. Evidence has led to thought that his back tire blew out and caused the car to swerve into oncoming traffic. Sad story.
  • by peter Location: pollocksville on Jan 11, 2010 at 06:48 PM
    HMMMM! Well to sum it all up. If you possess a driver license. If you drive. Obay the traffic laws! Its a shame that some people die due to others lack of judgement. But if we ALL obey the laws of the road. Less of us, innocent or not will die on our roads.
  • by Phil Location: Maysville on Jan 11, 2010 at 05:33 PM
    Its because people are in too big of a hurry, they tailgate, speed, talk and text on cell phones while driving and who knows what elese. I have pulled many a dead person from the weckage on the highways here because they were in a big hurry to go nowhere, or were not paying attention to their driving or too tired to even be on the road.
  • by al Location: enc on Jan 11, 2010 at 01:29 PM
    A Believer- I doubt your reasons, it's because people don't use common sense when driving. Don't speed, it really doesn't get you there much faster. drive safely
  • by wonder why Location: eastern nc on Jan 11, 2010 at 01:25 PM
    When it's your time to die it's your time point blank. I doubt GOD is sitting there "playing" to determine when someone is going to die. People make choices in life and because of those choices other people suffer. GOD has nothing to do with that!
  • by A Believer on Jan 11, 2010 at 12:59 PM
    To Anonymous: that just means that time is wounding up, the end is close and God isn't playing with folks of any and all ages these days....we must live according to Gods word everyday even though accidents happen we must be more and more careful.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2010 at 08:31 AM
    Dosen't a day go by without a fatal accident hapening on the NC foads? Why is that? I know that the roads are wider and better in other states but (every day)?
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