New details released in fatal car crash
By Tyler Stocks
The Daily Reflector
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
A man who died after a two-vehicle crash last Thursday has been identified and more details about the fatal crash have been released by the Greenville Police Department.
The driver, 62-year-old Raymond Earl Daniels of Greenville, was found unresponsive after he crashed his 2013 Hyundai Accent into a CSX railroad armpost near the intersection of North Greene Street and Mumford Road.
According to a Greenville Police Department crash report, Daniels’s Hyundai was going 20 mph when it struck a 2008 Chrysler being driven by Jerell Hardy of Weldon.
Hardy’s vehicle was stopped in the center turning lane facing north. After striking Hardy’s vehicle, Daniels’s car continued on through the intersection crossing over opposite lanes of travel before striking the curb and coming to rest against the railroad post.
A Pitt County Sheriff’s deputy, Mauro Mele witnessed the crash from his patrol cruiser, which was across the intersection. According to the report, Mele told Greenville Police officers that it appeared as though Daniels never attempted to brake prior to striking the car, curb and post.
When the deputy approached Daniels’s car. Mele said Daniels was unresponsive. CPR and life-saving measures were initiated until EMS crews from Greenville Fire-Rescue arrived on scene and took over. Daniels was declared dead on the scene.
Greenville Police officials said Daniels suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash, but could not offer any further details.
Daniels’s Hyundai sustained $750 in damages and Hardy’s Chrysler sustained $900 in damages.