The deaths of David Garner of Valentine’s and Stephanie Williams of Emporia bring the Labor Day weekend traffic fatality toll to three in the Roanoke Valley after a Rocky Mount man died in a single vehicle crash in the Scotland Neck area Sunday, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Trooper J.D. Warren this evening said Trooper R.P. Dennis investigated the River Road collision which occurred shortly before 6:45 p.m.
Warren said Garner, 60, was driving his vehicle south when he crossed left of the centerline and struck a vehicle driven by Williams, 28.
Both Garner and Williams died at the scene, Warren said. Williams’ child sustained minor injuries in the crash.
Asked what caused Garner to cross the centerline Warren, declining to elaborate, said, “We feel he was impaired on illegal substances.”