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Two people transported following two-vehicle crash

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The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Two people suffered evident injuries after their vehicles collided, ran off the road and struck a ditch, according to a State Highway Patrol report.

The crash took place at 11:27 a.m. on March 1 at the intersection of Herman Garris Road and Bells Fork Road near N.C. 43 in Greenville. 

Catherine Jordan Hopkins, of 193 Lumber Landing Road, Mesic, was traveling west on Herman Garris Road in her 2018 Toyota passenger car when she ran a stop sign at the intersection of Herman Garris Road and Bells Fork Road. 

Hopkins crossed the center line and T-boned a 2016 Chevrolet passenger car being driven southbound on Bells Fork Road by Cecil Neal Herring of 100 Lee St., Greenville. 

Hopkins’ vehicle then ran off the road to left and collided with a ditch bank before coming to rest. Herring’s vehicle ran off the road to the right, collided with a ditch bank and overturned before coming to rest. 

At the time of the crash, Hopkins’ car was traveling 50 mph.  Herring’s car was traveling 45 mph.  The speed limit for Herman Garris Road is 55 mph.  The speed limit for Bells Fork Road is 45 mph. 

Hopkins’ vehicle sustained $12,000 in estimated damages and Herring’s vehicle sustained $14,000 in estimated damages. 

Hopkins and Herring were taken to Vidant Medical Center with evident injuries.

The wreck is among 12 other crashes that the State Highway Patrol investigated recently in Pitt County, according to reports available between Feb.25 and March 2. Wrecks involving deer and other animals are not included.

Date Time Location Cause Number of vehicles Number of injuries
Feb.25 12:18 p.m. McDonald Street Failure to reduce speed Two One
Feb.26 8:06 a.m. County Home Road Failed to yield right of way Two None
Feb.26 9:30 a.m. Bell Arthur Overcorrected/oversteered One None
Feb.26 6:01 p.m. County Home Road Failed to yield right of way Two None
Feb.27 8:15 a.m. U.S. 264 Alt. Failure to reduce speed Two None
Feb.27 8:52 a.m. Stantonsburg Road Exceed safe speed One One
Feb.27 12:47 p.m. U.S. 264 Alt. Failure to reduce speed Two None
Feb.28 10:55 a.m. Davenport Farm Road Crossed centerline Two None
Feb.28 7:04 p.m. N.C. 43 Failed to yield right of way Two One
March 2 11:10 a.m. Mumford Road Following too closely Two One
March 2 7:10 p.m. Ivy Road Inattention Two None
March 2 7:14 p.m. Air U, 5120 Corey Road Improper Turn Two None
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