(Winston-Salem Journal) — A Clemmons pastor who was killed in a Catawba County crash Thursday afternoon is remembered for his gentle spirit.
Scott Randolph Hammett Jr., 59, of Clemmons, was driving back to Forsyth County from a vacation with his family. About 12:15 p.m., his Honda Accord ran off Interstate 40 east in Conover and struck a light pole, said Master Trooper B.L. Joyner with the Highway Patrol.
Hammett and his dog, which was also in the vehicle, were pronounced dead at the scene, Joyner said. Hammett was wearing his seat belt. A health issue may be a contributing factor in the crash, though Joyner said he doesn’t know what the medical issue could be.
“There was no steering or breaking that was done at the time,” he said. “Witnesses said he was going with the flow of traffic.”