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Family Of Crash Victim, Driver Speak Out

The teen who was behind the wheel of a deadly wreck says he is sorry for what happened.

Matthew Hill has been charged by troopers with failure to yield right of way after they say he turned in front of a vehicle on Highway 258 Tuesday afternoon. "I looked, I looked twice, and the sun was in my eyes so, and I thought it was clear. At the last second out of the corner of my eye I saw a flash of red and the next thing I know the car hit and spun," Hill told WITN News.

Killed in the accident was 17-year-old Miranda Tyndall. "I want to tell them that I'm sorry that they lost their daughter and that I'm sorry that I was driving the car that caused that. I'm just so sorry for that," Hill said.

The accident happened on Highway 258 and Stroud's Corner Road.

"God took her for a reason, I don't know why," said the victim's mother, Angie Tyndall.

Tyndall was a junior at South Lenoir High School. Her mother says her daughter had big aspirations. "She wanted to go to Los Angeles, California, somewhere and she was going to draw for movies. But she wouldn't leave home, she never left home so I don't know how she was going to do it," her mom told WITN's Ken Heineck.

Funeral arrangements for the teen were announced Thursday afternoon. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at South Lenoir High School. Tyndall's funeral will be Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the high school, followed by burial at Pine Lawn Cemetery.

The family has requested casual dress as that is what Tyndall would have wanted.


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A teenager hurt in a Tuesday car accident has died from her injuries. The Highway Patrol says Miranda Tyndall died at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The 17-year-old from Deep Run was the most seriously hurt in the accident on Highway 258 in Lenoir County Tuesday. She had been listed in critical condition at PCMH prior to her death.

Tyndall was a junior at South Lenoir High School.

A group has been created on Facebook called "We love you Miranda Tyndall." The group's description says Miranda is in heaven and was the "light of everyone's life."



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State troopers have charged a teenager from Pink Hill after six people were hurt in an accident Tuesday in Lenoir County. One of those injured is in critical condition.

Troopers say 17-year-old Matthew Hill was southbound on Highway 258 when he tried to make a left turn onto Stroud's Corner Road. A northbound car, driven by Krystal Bass of Kinston, hit Hill's car in the side. Hill was charged with failure to yield right of way.

Three other teens in Hill's vehicle were also hurt. The most serious, 17-year-old Miranda Tyndall of Deep Run, was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The hospital says she is in critical condition.

The driver of a third vehicle in the crash, a 77-year-old woman from Kinston, was not injured.


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Six people were hurt in a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon, not far from where another wreck Monday also injured a half dozen people.

The latest crash happened at the intersection of Highway 258 and Stroud's Corner Road, south of Kinston.

Three cars were involved in that accident. Five people were taken to the hospital by ambulance, while a sixth was flown by EastCare to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Troopers say charges are pending against the driver of a white Buick they say was making a left turn onto Stroud's Road and turned into the path of an oncoming car on Highway 258.

There is no immediate word on the extent of injuries in the accident.


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