Four Oaks man dies in crash

Underage driver charged with DWI

By ROBERT JORDAN
Of the Record staff
Posted 9/20/22

A 21-year-old college senior from Four Oaks was killed and another man was critically injured in a vehicle collision around 1:15 a.m. Friday morning on a Wayne County road.

Peyton Isaac Lee, 21, …

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Four Oaks man dies in crash

Underage driver charged with DWI

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A 21-year-old college senior from Four Oaks was killed and another man was critically injured in a vehicle collision around 1:15 a.m. Friday morning on a Wayne County road.

Peyton Isaac Lee, 21, of Four Oaks, was one of three passengers in that vehicle driven by Dylan Scott Stacy, 20, of Sanford when the wreck occurred, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Troopers report that Stacy’s vehicle was traveling in a northerly direction on Cricket Ridge Road when it entered a curve, ran off the road and struck a mailbox. The auto then collided with the concrete support wall of a driveway and a concrete ditch culvert before going airborne and overturning. No one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt, according to the Highway Patrol.

Passenger James Noah Johnson, 18, of Pinetown, was airlifted from the scene and flown to a regional trauma center where he remained in critical condition Monday. Stacy and another passenger, Adrienne Crawford, of Middlesboro, Kentucky, were treated and released for their injuries at a local hospital.

Wayne County troopers say Stacy is charged with driving while impaired, driving after consumption, careless and reckless driving, speeding, driving left of center and possessing an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. Other charges are pending.

The University of Mount Olive held a prayer service for Lee at 6 p.m. Friday in Rodgers Chapel. Students also stopped to sign a book of condolences in the chapel that day.

Lee was born on June 30, 2001 to Gary Wayne and Janet Corbett Lee of Four Oaks.

He graduated from South Johnston High School in 2019 and was continuing his education at the University of Mount Olive where he was a senior majoring in environmental and natural resources. Lee was an Eagle Scout and a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Four Oaks.

An open-door visitation will be held for Lee on Tuesday, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Tee’s Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church. The family will not be present at that time, but will be receiving friends at their home on 1814 Hockaday Road, Four Oaks.

Services for Lee will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Tee’s Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 6434 Brogden Road, Smithfield, by the Revs. Allen Wayne Stanley, Johnny Sullivan, Jonathan Pearce and Chuck Owens.

Robert Jordan can be reached at rjordan@mydailyrecord.com or 910-230-2037.

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