Durham Woman Uninjured After Colliding With Barn in Killingworth

Barn along Route 148 will be torn down after latest crash, report says.


A Durham woman escaped injury early Friday morning after driving her SUV into a barn along Route 148 in Killingworth.

Police say 66-year-old Elizabeth Parri was headed south on Rt. 148 around 1 a.m., when she lost control of her 2011 Range Rover and crashed into the barn at 380 Route 148.

A report says Parri lost control while approaching the sharp turn. She was not hurt.

The barn, which is owned by Steven Rickman, was evaluated by a building inspector and will be torn down at a later time, according to the report.

Parri does not face any charges.

Keep the river front for all of us February 04, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Or maybe people should heed the speed limit ????? Can't believe there were no charges.............and right, poor Mr. Rickman has to rebuild his barn....regardless of what it's condition was.............it was there and it was his.
nana of 5 February 04, 2012 at 04:24 PM
thank god she was not hurt. the barn is only wood and can be rebuilt . can't beleive how people can be so cold.....
Mike Butler February 05, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Stop sign? It's not an intersection but a sharp bend in the road.
Sarah C February 05, 2012 at 04:41 PM
I used to drive that road frequently. As I recall the speed limit is only 25 mph and that curve can be negotiated quite easily at that speed. It can be negotiated at 30 mph, too, however, it gets a little tricky above that. (Please don't ask how I learned that!) I'm certain that the barn has been hit before and that the owners put up a stone wall to protect it. Looking at how little remains of the wall and how much damage is done to the barn, I would say that the Range Rover must have been traveling at a pretty high speed. She is very fortunate not to have been injured. I find it hard to believe that she is not being ticketed, but if there are no witnesses, I guess it's hard to make charges stick. I hope she has good insurance.
Keep the river front for all of us February 05, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Thank you so much Sarah for your post. I was beginning to think I was this cold person. She was extremely fortunate not to be injured..........almost miraculous. Also, even if there were no witnesses, the officer who responded to the accident should have been able to come to diligent conclusions regarding the cause, by the sign of markings/lask of markings on the pavement, etc. I am the drivers age and I would hope that I would be taken to the hospital to be sure I didn't have any injuries that may not be apparent.


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