Son Witnesses Father's Death

Thanksgiving Day turned tragic for a family in Pitt County.

35-year-old Tyrone Jenkins of Durham was riding in a dirt field near the Boys and Girls Club on Highway 33 West with his 13-year-old son around 11 this morning.

Chief James Tripp with the Pitt County Sheriff's Office says Jenkins' son, tried to warn his father about a ditch in the field, but Jenkins didn't hear the warning and ran into it.

Jenkins was transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital, but died from his injuries.

Tripp says Jenkins was visiting his mother and family for the holidays.


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