A C8 Corvette Stingray owner that flipped the sports car into a ditch told police he was taking the vehicle out on a “last hurrah,” joy ride before he intended to sell the vehicle the next day.
Greenville, North Carolina news affiliate WITN reports the Corvette owner, Spencer Everette, was travelling on Highway 11 in the sports car on Monday when he decided to floor the mid-engine V8 sports car’s throttle. He then lost control of the vehicle, rolling it into a ditch. Rescue crews were then called to Highway 11 and Staton Mill Road just before 2:00 p.m local time, where they happened upon a wrecked C8 Corvette Stingray on its side.
Everette told police he was taking the car out on one last spirited drive before he intended to sell the vehicle to a new owner the next day. Video captured on the scene by WITN shows a Silver Flare Metallic Corvette with heavy damage. The vehicle also appears to feature the available High Wing Rear Spoiler and the Z51 Performance Package. Additionally, the removable Targa top roof panel is not installed on the vehicle in the images, suggesting Everette either crashed with the roof detached or the panel came off when he rolled the vehicle.
As if wrecking his C8 Corvette wasn’t bad enough, Everette has also been charged with reckless driving by the North Carolina Highway Patrol. It’s unclear how Everette lost control of the vehicle in the first place, though it seems likely he did not have the traction control or any other electronic aids switched on at the time of the accident. While we do feel for this (now former) Corvette owner, this accident was completely avoidable. He’s also quite lucky he didn’t wipe any other cars out when he lost control, considering the accident happened in the middle of the afternoon in broad daylight.
— WITN Headlines (@WITN) August 23, 2021