Man Killed In Martin County Wreck

We are gathering details on a fatal accident in the East.

52-year-old Hershel Foster drove off of Highway 171 near Wainright Road in the Martin County town of Jamesville Sunday; his car ended up flipping over.

Troopers say witnesses saw Foster's Nissan car on its side and then flipped it back over and called 9-11. He was transported to Martin General Hospital then airlifed to Vidant Medical Center. Foster died there at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Troopers say alcohol and speed is a factor in the accident, but they are still investigating.


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  • by 30 years living on Jamesville Route Location: Farm Life on Mar 21, 2012 at 07:55 AM
    We are thinking of the family at this time. To the others who are confused about the mail routes, the Jamesville route runs at least ten miles out into this part of the county. It also crosses over and runs along the Williamston route that runs out in this area. So, you could have a Williamston address, a Jamesville address, or both and live in Farm Life. Some folks need to do their homework before posting a comment that is misleading or misinforms the public.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:43 PM
    I have been down 171 several times throughout my life and it's extremely dangerous out there. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the man. Geography does not matter people.
  • by Farm Life Resident on Mar 20, 2012 at 06:56 PM
    The important thing is that we hope and pray for comfort for this man's family. Period - point blank. Please leave us out of the political drama that is going on in the rest of the county. We love everybody, no matter the zip code.
  • by r Location: j-ville on Mar 20, 2012 at 04:32 PM
    I usually never post anthing on these sites, however, you people have serious issues to argue over what address Wainwright rd is. WTH?? Really? Exactly how old are you? This is about a man who lost his life and thankfully noone elses.
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      by Farm Life Resident on Mar 20, 2012 at 06:57 PM in reply to r
      Thank you! You are so right!
  • by Sarah Location: Jamesville on Mar 20, 2012 at 03:55 PM
    Resident, you're the pot calling the kettle black, aren't you? Wainwright Rd and Farmlife are much closer to Jamesville than Williamston has ever been, yet Farmlife people have claimed they're from Williamston since I was a child. LOL The point is that a man was killed on #171 near a Jamesville address.
  • by BriBri on Mar 20, 2012 at 08:59 AM
    Rest in peace Uncle Wayne you will be missed
  • by hello Location: williamston on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:14 AM
    the address is jamesville..and u should never move a victim or car unless there was a fire or water..u could paralyze someone
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:10 AM
    To resident....what difference does it make about the geography? Alcohol and speed killed another person who should still be with us!! Get a grip and play geography police somewhere else!!! I consider Wainwirght in Jamesville too, even though they get mail through WILLIAMSTON, not Washington, so get YOUR geography lesson honey!!!!
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      by chuckles on Mar 20, 2012 at 01:58 PM in reply to
      He should still be with us?? Really?? Sounds like he did it to himself. I am just glad the idiot didn't hurt anyone else
  • by Blues Location: Farm Life on Mar 20, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    Sorry to hear the news. That area has a Jamesville address.
  • by resident Location: Martin County on Mar 20, 2012 at 05:38 AM
    Geography check, the Wainwright Road is not in Jamesville. Griffin's Township/Farm Life is not Jamesville and is much closer to Washington.
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      by Reality check.. on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:21 AM in reply to resident
      Does it really matter?
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      by J-ville on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:22 AM in reply to resident
      Well resident which zip code would you use for Wainwright Road address, Washington or Jamesville? JAMESVILLE!!!
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        by pearl on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM in reply to J-ville
        I live on wainwright road it is a jamesville address.zip 27846. why worry about the address ,he is gone that is the big news!!! you will be missed Wayne Foster we love you.
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      by Shine on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:27 AM in reply to resident
      Exactly what I was thinking -------
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