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Troopers: Man drove through stop sign in fatal Perquimans County wreck

Published: Oct. 25, 2020 at 9:52 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2020 at 12:55 PM EDT
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PERQUIMANS COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A driver is dead after troopers say he sped through a stop sign and crashed.

Sgt. B.P. Daniel says that Jeffrey Neal, Jr., 38, of Virginia Beach, was passing several vehicles while heading east on Lake Road in Perquimans County when he did not stop at a stop sign.

Officials say that Neal crossed over Chapanoke Road and ran off the road straight ahead and into a ditch.

Troopers say the impact killed Neal and severely injured his passenger, Christina Brumback, 38, of Norfolk.

Brumback was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Daniel says that neither Neal nor Brumback were wearing seatbelts and that speed was a factor in the wreck.

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One person died as a result of a single-vehicle crash in Perquimans County.

Authorities responded to the crash near the intersection of Lake Road and Chapanoke Road around 8:37 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, according to Perquimans County Emergency Services.

InterCounty Fire Department says the extrication of the occupant was extensive.

The person removed from the vehicle died at the scene from the injuries.

N.C. State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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