POLICE: Elderly Driver Ran Stop Sign Causing Highway 11 Crash

Ayden police say an elderly driver has been charged after they say he ran a stop sign, causing a crash on Highway 11.

The 2:25 p.m. Wednesday crash closed the southbound lanes at Jolly Road for about an hour.

Police say Godfrey Coward has been charged with driving while license revoked and unsafe movement.

They say the 72-year-old man was heading down Jolly Road when he ran the stop sign, striking another vehicle driven by Amee Albright of Grifton.

Coward was trapped in his vehicle for a short time and taken to the hospital.

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Part of a busy highway in Pitt County was closed for about an hour Wednesday because of an accident with a person trapped.

The crash closed the southbound lanes of Highway 11 at Jolly Road in Ayden.

It happened around 2:25 p.m.

Firefighters say a vehicle was pulling out from Jolly Road, with witnesses saying that vehicle didn't stop. Another car, heading south on 11, then hit the first car.

The driver of that first car couldn't get out, so crews had to take the car's door off. That driver was taken to Vidant with what's believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Ayden police are investigating the accident.