UPDATE: One Person Dead Following Martin County Crash

Authorities have released the name of the person killed after a two-car crash in Martin County Friday morning.

Highway Patrol identified the victim as 28 year-old Christopher Pumarejo of Greenville.

Highway Patrol says Pumarejo was traveling North on Highway 11when he collided head on with a truck.

Several people inside the truck were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

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  • by neighbor Location: greenville on Dec 7, 2009 at 07:47 AM
    Chris was my neighbor didn't know him very well but I know his girlfriend and son. They would watch my son for me and my son absolutely adores Chris and Christy. He was always pleasant when speaking or holding short conversations. He was one of those people that just seemed friendly. My prayers go out to Christy and the Pumarejo family... To the commuter I completely understand your comments and the intent was clearly not to harm. God knows your heart when man doesn't understand and quite frankly who cares if they don't understand. You ended your comment with thoughts to family and right now they are the ones who matter not the co-worker.
  • by Amanda Location: new york on Dec 5, 2009 at 09:10 AM
    RIP chris, i love you so much! the family is going crazy, i just cant believe this.. i really cant! It was just 3 days ago you called our house and left a message! Im going to always have you in my heart cousin, you were like my brother not just a cousin!I know your in a better place now,watching down on everyone! we love you soo much, and all our family is on our way to be with you and the rest of the family! i love you dearly! i will never forget the many fun times we shared, and our times hanging out and being silly all together! i loveeeee you!! rip cousin your another angel rested above!
  • by Johnny Location: Brooklyn on Dec 4, 2009 at 10:09 PM
    Rest in piece my litlle cousin your are in all our hearts in n.y. Brooklyn will miss you from Johnny, Tony, ole, Aaron and every one part of the family see you when I get there I love you cuzzo r. I. P christopher
  • by Rob Location: New York on Dec 4, 2009 at 07:57 PM
    Chris was my cousin but he didn't seem like it he seemed more like a big brother to me the way we use to always play jokes and mess around he will be forever missed i still cant believe your gone Chris all i can think about is the way u use to mess with me and wed mess with my sisters but your in a better place now wow i never thought id be writing something like this for u at least not no time soon but one day ill get to see u in the afterlife I Love U Christopher Pumarejo You were the best Cousin/bro i could ask for u will not be forgotten
  • by Realist Location: Martin on Dec 4, 2009 at 04:31 PM
    Commuter, You were clearly sharing through kindness. I think some people just want to find fault. Naturally, even being close to an accident leaves one with empathy and you expressed that well.
  • by Mike Location: at the scene on Dec 4, 2009 at 04:19 PM
    The road was blocked but there was an alternate route. Martin CO. had a deputy on the north end of the accident sending south bound traffic down NC 42 west to get on US 64 east that would bring them back to NC 11 in BETHEL.Both lanes were completely blocked with emergency vehicles removing the 6 that were injured. You should always have a map in your vehicle to find an alternate route or know an alternate way. TO the family of the deceased man I am sorry for your loss.
  • by Paul Location: Greenville on Dec 4, 2009 at 02:18 PM
    To Commuter: you should not have to apologize to people one forums that spend all there day fishing through websites trying to find a fight to start. I stopped posting long ago...doesn't matter what you say, it WON'T be right.
  • by Commuter on Dec 4, 2009 at 12:37 PM
    No disrespect intended by my previous comment. It was simply my observation, and I certainly wasn't complaining about the traffic. By telling everyone that traffic was delayed 1 1/2 - 2 hours I was trying to give insight as to how serious the accident was. Again, I apologize to any who felt my previous comment was distasteful. My thoughts go out to the families involved...simply terrible.
  • by Anonymous Location: Ahoskie on Dec 4, 2009 at 12:18 PM
    Thoughts and prayers go out to all the families involved. This is a perfect example that life is sometimes cut short. Age has nothing to do with it! Everyone please watch for everyone else on the road when traveling. Live life to it's fullest, you never know wich second will be your last!
  • by co-worker on Dec 4, 2009 at 11:35 AM
    whom so ever posted the comment about being held in traffic during accident, that was not needed to know information. The family is already mourning, they don't need to know what you were doing during the accident.
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