Chowan man dies in wreck


From staff reports

Monday, October 16, 2017

EDENTON — A 26-year-old Chowan County man was killed Sun­day evening when his car over­turned on N.C. High­way 94 south­east of Eden­ton, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported Monday.

Trooper K.R. Briggs of the N.C. Highway Patrol identified the motorist as Brandon Squires, of the 800 block of North Broad St., Edenton.

According to Briggs, Squires was driving a 2016 Ford Fusion northwest on N.C. 94 shortly before 11 p.m. when his car went off the highway on the right near the Colony Drive intersection, just past Albemarle Baptist Church. Squires overcorrected and the car crossed the center line and went off the left shoulder of the road and struck a ditch, Briggs said. The car then overturned, ejecting Squires from the vehicle, he said.  

Squires was pronounced dead at the scene, Briggs said.

Briggs said his investigation shows Squires was not wearing a seat belt and was driving at an excessive rate of speed prior to the accident. The posted speed limit for that section of N.C. 94 is 55 mph.

A Chowan Emergency-911 operator received a call reporting the wreck at 11:03 p.m.