A 77-year-old man who suffered personal injuries in a crash near Winnabow on January 29 has since died at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.


According to Sgt. R.E. King of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Douglas Webster Lewis was the man who died at the hospital from the injuries he suffered. He was the lone occupant of the 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck he was driving.


At approximately 2:30 p.m. on the day of the accident, Lewis was turning left from northbound U.S. onto Zion Hill Road. He pulled out in front of a 1988 Jeep SUV and his truck overturned, coming to rest on its roof on the shoulder of the road, King said.


Lewis and the Jeep’s driver, 42-year-old Southport resident Jeffrey Wayne Jernigan, both received transport to the hospital.


Trooper M.R. Strangman said Jernigan was conscious and talking at the scene. He was the lone occupant of his vehicle. He also said Lewis was not wearing his seat belt and was partially ejected.


King said there have been no charges filed. There is no stop sign or traffic light at the intersection where the crash occurred.

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