Elm City man killed in crash


Emergency crews work the scene of a fatal crash Thursday on Bend of the River Road outside Nashville.


Staff Writer

Friday, February 23, 2018

An Elm City man was killed Thursday in a single-vehicle crash near Nashville, according to authorities.

Mary Collins, office assistant at the N.C. Highway Patrol station in Rocky Mount, said Glenn Bryant Williams, 65, was traveling westbound on Bend of the River Road about seven miles from Nashville.

Collins said Williams’ vehicle traveled left of center, then careened off the road and struck two trees. Collins said Williams, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene.

She added that the Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.

In addition to the Highway Patrol, the Coopers Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, West Mount Volunteer Fire Department and Nash County Emergency Services responded to the scene.