Elizabeth City man killed in crash, second driver hospitalized

By on May 23, 2022


Update: This May 23 fatal accident between two Ford Super Duty trucks has claimed the life of 48-year-old Elizabeth City resident Kenneth Hudson Jr., while the driver of the other truck, 18-year-old Moyock resident Tessa Henry, has undergone surgery in Norfolk General Hospital, according to information from Trooper Ryan Homer of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

According to the NC Highway Patrol, the truck driven by Hudson was traveling south on Rte. 158 around Powells Point when the truck driven by Henry, travelling northbound, crossed left of center resulting in a head-on collision. The driver of a third vehicle hit some debris caused by the accident but was uninjured.

Trooper Homer, who offered the Highway Patrol’s thanks to the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office and Lower Currituck Fire Rescue for their efforts on the scene, said the investigation into the accident is still ongoing.


Fatality reported in Powells Point truck crash

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is confirming that there is one fatality as a result of an accident involving two trucks in Powells Point on the morning of Monday, May 23. The NC Highway Patrol spokesperson indicated that a third vehicle was incidentally involved.

The call after the accident went out at about 6 a.m. on Monday morning, according to the spokesperson.

The name of the deceased is not being released until next of kin have been notified. Additional details, including the condition of the other driver, are not available at this time.






  • Amy

    Prayers to all involved.

    Monday, May 23 @ 12:28 pm
  • Glenn

    Heartbreaking….again! Prayers to all impacted by this sad tragedy.

    Monday, May 23 @ 6:58 pm
  • Andrew scott

    I wanna say thank you guys so much. The man who passed away was my uncle. It has been really hard on our family and his son’s. Thanks again for all the love and care that u guys have sent out to us. Means alot.

    Tuesday, May 24 @ 1:52 pm
  • C A

    @Andrew Scott,

    So very sorry for this tragic loss to your family. Surely it’s quite hard on you all. I shall hope each of you find peace, and comforts from the many prayers to our Lord.

    I wish each of you the best moving forward in your lives. God bless you.

    Tuesday, May 24 @ 8:42 pm
  • Chief

    This is so terrible
    Since the repaving has started there has been several fatalities in a short time.
    When I’m over there I rarely see any police presence. Maybe Currituck county could throw a few patrolmen down there for once.
    And hire a real paving crew to come in and do the road.
    These jacklegs doing the road are taking months!!!!!!

    Wednesday, May 25 @ 6:49 am
  • Look@See

    “Crossed the center line”…. Same EXACT thing happened to us yesterday after picking my daughter up from school. Some women thought picking up her dropped cell phone and soda was more important than keeping her Ford F-350 in her lane, could’ve easily been the end of us had I not been aware of her negligence. People have become very self centered and rude I. A very short period of time.

    Wednesday, May 25 @ 1:09 pm