Currituck man dies in US 17 wreck in Perquimans
The Perquimans Weekly
Friday, December 8, 2017
HERTFORD — A 21-year-old Currituck man died in a single-car accident on U.S. Highway 17 in Perquimans County early Thursday morning.
Chandler Davenport died in the accident on U.S. 17 about a tenth of a mile south of the Perquimans-Pasquotank county line, the N.C. Highway Patrol said.
Davenport’s 2007 Mazda was northbound on U.S. 17 shortly after midnight when it ran off the right side of the road at a slow speed and came to rest in a large ditch, the patrol said.
A 23-year-old passenger in the vehicle was transported to an area hospital but did not suffer serious injuries in the accident, the patrol said.
The patrol reported Davenport’s vehicle sustained only minor damage in the accident.
Troopers are waiting for autopsy and toxicology reports before commenting on the possible cause of the accident.