NASH COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — Emery Barton, of Clayton, North Carolina, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Wednesday morning vehicle crash in Nash County.

Barton, 19, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Nashville Wednesday morning.


According to reports, Barton was operating a vehicle on U.S. 64 in Nashville, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 7 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then made contact with a grouping of trees.

Barton was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Nash County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 95,840. Its county seat is Nashville. Nash County is now a part of the Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, instead of the Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.