UPDATE: 25 Year Old Washington Man Killed In Head On Crash

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A 25 year old from Washington was killed in a head on crash in Beaufort County Tuesday night.

Charlie Godley IV died at the hospital after he was airlifted from the wreck on VOA Rd. in Beaufort County, according to the Highway Patrol. Troopers say Godley drove into the oncoming traffic lane and collided with a pickup truck. The two people in that vehicle suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to the Highway Patrol. Gregory Williams, 50 and 57-year-old Deborah Morton both of Greenville, were taken to the hospital.

Troopers are investigating why Godley drove left of center.

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Troopers say a Tuesday night wreck turned fatal after one of the three people injured died at the hospital.

Trooper Michael Potter tells WITN the male driver of the SUV who was airlifted from the scene of a Beaufort County wreck died at the hospital Tuesday night.

Investigators have not yet released the name of the driver as they continue to notify family members.

Troopers say it appears the SUV went left of center on VOA Road, near Highway 264, and hit an oncoming pick up truck.

Two people from the truck were also taken to the hospital, and troopers believe they will recover from their injuries.

The investigation into this case continues.


The Highway Patrol says a head-on collisions sent at least three people to the hospital Tuesday night.

A pickup truck and SUV headed opposite directions on VOA Road in Beaufort County collided around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday just off of Highway 264.

Trooper Michael Potter says smoke was coming from one of the vehicles and a neighbor threw something on it to stop it.

Potter says the male driver of the SUV was airlifted by EastCare to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. He says the driver and at least one other person in the truck were taken to Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.

The roof of the SUV was ripped open. It appeared emergency crews had pried it open.

The trooper says they're still sorting through exactly what happened.