UPDATE: Victim's Condition Improves After Monday Crash

A man who was rescued from a submerged car on Monday is improving at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The hospital says Daniel Avery is now listed in fair condition.

Avery was one of five people in a Ford Mustang that sunk into Cherry Branch Creek Monday morning. Three people inside that car died.

Troopers says Harry Moore, Jr. was driving the car at more than 90 miles per hour. He remains in jail on a $300,000 bond. The Highway Patrol says additional charges are still pending against Moore, but they are awaiting test results from the SBI lab.


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One of the victims in the Monday morning car crash in Beaufort County remains in the hospital.

Officials at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville say Daniel Avery remains listed in serious condition Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced for any of the three victims. Angela Carter's funeral will be handled by Paul Funeral Home of Washington. Services for Rakima McCall and Earl Windley will be handled by Randolph Funeral Home of Washington.

Suspect Harry Moore, Jr. remains in the Beaufort County jail on a $300,000 bond. Troopers have not yet filed any additional charges against Moore.



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The man who troopers say was behind the wheel of a car that plunged into a Beaufort County creek remains in jail.

Harry Moore, Jr. was charged with three counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Troopers say they could file additional charges against the Beaufort County man, who just last week was arrested for DWI in another accident.

A magistrate set his bond at $300,000.

Only one other person survived that crash. Daniel Avery was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Avery's family is angry that Moore could get out of jail on the misdemeanor charges, and be able to walk the streets when he also has a DWI charge.

Relatives tell WITN News that Avery is heavily sedated but responsive to the nurses. They say the man has a broken neck, broken back, broken ribs, broken tibia, and trauma to the face.

The accident happened Monday morning at 11:40 on Cherry Run Road in Beaufort County, close to the intersection of VOA Road.

The Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Angela Carter of Washington and 18 year old Rakima McCall were found dead in the car after it was brought to the surface.

21-year-old Earl Windley was found in the creek underneath the bridge.

WITN will follow up with the Highway Patrol regarding pending charges against Moore, whom they say was driving 90 miles per hour when he lost control on Cherry Run Rd. Monday.


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A man police say was at the wheel of a car that crashed killing 3 people was arrested last week for driving while impaired.

They say 37-year-old Harry Moore was driving 90 miles per hour when his car veered off the road and nose dived into Cherry Run Creek.

The accident happened Monday morning at 11:40 on Cherry Run Road in Beaufort County, close to the intersection of Voice of America.

Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Angela Carter of Washington and 18 year old Rakima McCall were found dead in the car after it was brought to the surface.

21-year-old Earl Windley was found in the creek underneath the bridge.

Right now, Moore faces 3 misdemeanor counts of death by motor vehicle and troopers say more charges are pending.

Troopers say alcohol was not involved in the crash.

Another survivor who was pulled from the car, Daniel Avery, remains in serious condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Harry Moore has been treated and released.


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The bodies of two women have been found in a submerged car after it crashed into a creek Monday morning in Beaufort County. Now rescuers say they found a third victim, a man, dead in the creek.

The Highway Patrol says one of the women killed has been identified as Angela Carter, who was 21 years old and from Washington. Also killed was Earl Windley, whose body was found in the creek.

Troopers say the car's driver, Harry Moore, was arrested last week on a DWI charge in another case. They say charges are pending against Moore in Monday's crash.

The other survivor has been identified as Daniel Avery, while troopers have yet to release the name of the third person killed.

Moore was actually due in Beaufort County district court Monday on several charges of obtaining money by false pretenses and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The accident happened near the intersection of Cherry Run Road and VOA Road in Beaufort County around 11:40 a.m. The Ford Mustang landed it about 4-5 feet of water and was pulled from Cherry Run Creek around 2:00 p.m.

Troopers believe that car was going around 100 miles per hour when the crash happened.

Two people were pulled from the car alive. Those two men were taken by EastCare helicopters to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Troopers say one of those men was the driver of the car.

1st Sgt. Kenneth Pitts says the car veered off the right side of the highway, struck several trees before landing in the creek.

He says it's believed speed was a factor in the accident.


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  • by Anonymous 1 on 1 on Jan 12, 2010 at 05:35 PM
    I will always keep the ones that lost a love one in my heart..God Bless all of you,while you are dealing with a such tragic lost(s)..But I don't really think that hes getting a slap on the wrist..Their are pending charges against this Harry guy..The D.A. at anytime can change the mis.,to a felony at anytime..
  • by GW Location: NC on Jan 12, 2010 at 01:30 PM
    A slap on the wrist is why so many people are constantly breaking the law, because they are not forced to learn from their mistakes or diliberate wrong doings, as in this case 3 people are dead because someone was careless and thinks he can do what ever he wants, i hope this time he is made to pay for his crime
  • by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2010 at 01:39 AM
    How do you classify someone going 90 mph as an accident? Did his accelerator/thottle get stuck? Was the driver held at gunpoint, forced to drive fast? I'm not saying there was malicious intent, but the word "accident" doesn't seem to fit. He "wrecked" or "crashed" his car due to excessive speed. If I contracted HIV because I didn't use a condom, would you call that an "accident"? Think about it...huh?
  • by Nathan Location: Washington on Jan 6, 2010 at 05:45 AM
    I'm glad to hear that my good friend Daniel "Twylyte" Avery is doing well now. However, for a 37-year-old like Harry to be going 90 miles an hour on a curve is pretty ridiculous and childish. He's supposed to know how to drive like he has some sense. As for the deceased's families, I'm keeping them in my prayers as well. I hope Twylyte continues to recover fully.
  • by Crystal Location: Washington on Jan 6, 2010 at 03:04 AM
    Joyce, you are misinformed or you are only getting a partial story, a simple cigarette butt out the window is not a felony, there has to be something more to that story, by NC LAW you can't charge someone with a felony for that.
  • by joyce Location: washington on Jan 5, 2010 at 06:18 PM
    i was told a story today that realy upset me my husband knows a guy that is in his 60's well he is charged with a felony for throwing a cigarette out his window and mr moore is charged with 3 misd.death by vechile on him i am not dowing mr moore that is just to let you no how our court system is.me moore knew he was going to fast for that curve.my prayers go out to the victims and there familys.may gods will be done.
  • by Veronica Location: washington on Jan 5, 2010 at 05:41 PM
    to the deceased family,Do Not fear,for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your god. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ISAIAH 41:10 Earl I'm going to miss my phone calls.We Love you but God Loves you best.
  • by made Location: washington on Jan 5, 2010 at 04:33 PM
    I think it discussing how moore can get a slap on the wrisk and familys have to mourn for his stupid action,Where is justice in this case.Just where is?
  • by jessica Location: washington on Jan 5, 2010 at 11:30 AM
    all these people that were in this car had a decison on wheather or not getting in this car. harry moore should be held responsible with the charges he has on him. NOBODY should be goin 90mph down this road or any road. he cost others lives and caused pain to the family. He also wasnt suppose to be driving this car anyways it wasnt his. he should also be charged with stealing! my heart goes out to the family, keep your heads up.
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2010 at 09:23 AM
    Daniel walked yesterday...in surgery today. Its gonna be along way to go..please keep him in your thoughts and prayers!
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