The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has released the names of the four young women who died in a car accident on N.C. 903 on Tuesday.
A highway patrol report said 23-year-old Greenville resident Tytiauna Brown was heading south on 903 in a Toyota Camry when the crash occurred.
The accident took place to the south of La Grange, near Church Road around 6 a.m.
Brown reportedly went over the centerline and sideswiped a Saturn that was heading north. This caused Brown’s vehicle to spin into oncoming traffic and hit a commercial truck that was also going north.
Brown’s car split into two. The left half ended up on the right shoulder while the second half came to rest in a ditch.
Brown and her passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.
The other victims have been identified as 21-year-old Jasmine Watford of Greenville, 29-year-old Rhythm Sharpe, of Farmville, and 20-year-old Tionna Day, 20, also of Farmville.
Meanwhile, Nester Gonzalez, the driver of the Saturn and his passenger received injuries that were not life-threatening. They received treatment at UNC Lenoir Health Care.
The driver of the commercial truck, Jesus Vacquez, and his three passengers were transported to the same hospital. Their injuries were also not deemed to be life-threatening.
The crash remains under investigation. While alcohol doesn’t appear to have been a factor, investigators say speed may have contributed to the accident.
Resident Judy Hill said she has lived off N.C. 903 since 2003 and cars were always speeding by. She recalled seeing about ten crashes near her home.
If speeding or another type of negligence on the part of a driver caused you to suffer injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. A North Carolina car accident lawyer can help you.