This article was updated at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 with more information.

BEAUFORT — A town resident died Saturday night after the car she was driving collided with a truck pulling a 34-foot-long trailer at the intersection of Highway 101 and Steel Tank Road.

According to a report Sunday from state Highway Patrol Master Trooper Ryan Onofrio, provided by Highway Patrol First Sgt. David Clifton, the victim in the fatal crash was Sabrina Powell. The report does not provide an age or an address for Ms. Powell.

The report states that at approximately 6:33 p.m., Jeffrey Stallings of Ernul “was traveling east on Steel Tank Road near the BP Station. Based on the video from the (BP) store, Mr. Stallings briefly stopped at the duly erected stop sign at the intersection of NC101 and Steel Tank Road.

“Mr. Stallings was driving a 2016 Ford Truck and pulling a 34-foot trailer. Ms. Sabrina Powell of Beaufort NC was traveling south on NC101 in a 2011 Chevy Impala.

“Mr. Stallings failed to yield the right away as he turned North on NC101 from Steel Tank into the path of Ms. Powell,” the written report continues. “The Chevy Impala ran into the trailer before coming to rest on NC101. The trailer was separated by the impact and came to rest on NC101.

“The roadway was blocked for about an hour and half as the Beaufort Fire/EMS directed traffic around the wrecked cars.

“Ms. Powell was initially transported but, as result of her injuries died a short time later at Carteret Health Care.”

Samples of both drivers’ blood “were taken for examination and charges are pending for Mr. Stallings,” the report states.

No further details are available at this time.

The newspaper’s initial report indicated that according to a police scanner report, an airlift had been planned for a person trapped in and extracted from the car, but that didn’t occur.

The highway patrol reconstruction unit has been requested to assist, according to the report. The report also states that First Sgt. Clifton and Master Trooper Shane Powell assisted at the scene.

Initial report:

BEAUFORT — Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck confirmed Sunday morning that one person died in a collision between a truck and a car about 6:30 p.m. Saturday on Highway 101 near Steel Tank Road.

The scanner report at the time said one person was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extracted, then an airlift was planned.

Sheriff Buck said he could not release any additional details Sunday, and said the N.C. Highway Patrol was in charge of the investigation.

The officer in charge of the investigation, Trooper Ryan Onofrio, was not on duty Sunday morning.

Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available.


Contact Brad Rich at 252-864-1532; email; or follow on Twitter @brichccnt.



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