Teens Injured In Accident, One Airlifted To The Hospital

Two teens were injured after Highway Patrol says one of them flipped a car in front of a high school in Martin County Monday afternoon.

Troopers say 18-year-old Tavin Sheppard was driving a 1994 Honda Accord, and was going over the speed limit in front of South Creek High School about 5:00 p.m. when he lost control on Highway 903 and flipped the car. Sheppard and his passenger, 17-year-old Chauncey Andrews, were taken to Martin General.

The teens were later taken to Pitt County Memorial. Andrews was treated and released. A condition isn't available on Sheppard.

Both Sheppard and Andrews are listed on the South Creek High School basketball roster.

Troopers say Sheppard is charged with speeding, operating without a license, driving left of center, and not wearing a seatbelt.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 at 12:29 PM
    Anyone know if Tavin is okay. They said his condition is not available.
  • by by Friends on Jun 7, 2011 at 06:59 AM
    Things happen. Lets focus on their safety before we jump to judging the young men. Its true that Sheppard did not have a license and both young men should have been wearing seat belts, but please try and keep every comment positive until we know both young men are in good condition.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM in reply to by Friends
      i knew t-dogg was goin to do somethin like this
  • by mom of South Creek students on Jun 7, 2011 at 05:10 AM
    This week South Creek is having summer school. One of my kids told me that the youngest one is in summer school now. But this is a wake up call to who we let our kids ride around with. Just because they have a car to drive doesn't mean that they have a license to drive that car.
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      by Resident on Jun 7, 2011 at 06:40 AM in reply to mom of South Creek students
      It could be that the young man did not have his license on his person while he was driving. If that were the case he would be charged for driving w/o a license but in court if he could produce a valid license, that would be dropped. The story did not clarify as to whether he did not have a license or has a revoked or suspended license.
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        by mom of South Creek students on Jun 7, 2011 at 10:24 AM in reply to Resident
        That is true. I apologize for accepting the info that was given to begin with. But it still alerts me as to know for sure if my kids are in a car with a licensed driver or not. Kids deal with way much more now than we did as teenagers. I have some sheltered kids, but that doesn't mean they won't try something to see if they can get by with it. Just saying............
  • by South 17 Location: Onslow on Jun 7, 2011 at 02:17 AM
    If Sheppard was without a license?, Where did he obtain the car he was driving? Parents??? Mine are mid 20 yr olds and I still remind them to slow in fog. or check tire pressure.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 6, 2011 at 06:32 PM
    South Creek High is out of school. Tavin Sheppard graduated on May the 28th from there. I don't know about the other guy.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 at 07:35 AM in reply to
      The other guy will be a senior when school opens.
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