11/07/07 — Two-car crash kills Pikeville man

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Two-car crash kills Pikeville man

By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on November 7, 2007 1:45 PM

PATETOWN -- A two-car crash killed a Pikeville man on N.C. 111 North near the intersection of Daw Pate Road and a Goldsboro teen was charged in the death, the Highway Patrol says.

Ralph Burden, 62, Carla Ann Drive, Pikeville died after his passenger vehicle collided with a sport utility driven by Nickolas Fredrick, 16, of Ashby Lane, Goldsboro who was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, First Sgt. Jerry Burton said.

The accident happened about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, the first sergeant said.

"(Fredrick) was at a stop sign. He started into the intersection and struck Mr. Burden's vehicle on the left front quarter panel," Burton said.

Fredrick's vehicle spun around in a "complete 180" and came to rest facing the opposite direction on N.C. 111 North, Burton said.

Burden's vehicle ran off the road to the right and struck a ditch bank, Burton said.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and neither alcohol nor speed were factors.