NEW INFO: Injured Passengers Identified In Deadly Crash

State troopers are still investigating the cause of a deadly accident Monday in Lenoir County, while they have now identified the two passengers injured in the crash.

Killed was the driver of the pick-up truck, Raymond Goff, Junior of La Grange.

It happened around 3:15 p.m. on Banks School Road, west of Kinston when the truck ran off the road and into some thick woods.

Troopers say two passengers in the Dodge Dakota were airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. They have identified the two as Roy Morris, Jr. of La Grange and Christy Goff Johnson of Snow Hill.

Morris is in good condition at PCMH, while the hospital says it has no information on Johnson.

Troopers say Morris was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle, while the driver was belted in.

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Authorities say 35-year-old Raymond Goff Jr. of LaGrange was killed in the single vehicle crash around 3:15 p.m. on Banks School Road west of Kinston.

Troopers say three people, 2 men and a woman, were in the Dodge Dakota truck which was headed south when the driver lost control and went off the road into the woods. The Highway Patrol says the man driving died and the other two people were taken by EastCare to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The conditions of the injured were not available late Monday night and Troopers said they were still investigating the cause of the crash.

The pickup ended up some 20 feet into woods, with both its front and rear ends ripped off in the crash. The road was closed for more than an hour as the truck was pulled from the woods.

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A Lenoir County highway remains closed after a serious wreck this afternoon.

Multiple people were injured after the 3:15 p.m. accident on Banks School Road, west of Kinston.

The pickup truck ended up about 20 feet into the woods. A bumper and door have been ripped off.

Two EastCare helicopters were brought to the area because of the crash. No word yet on how serious the injuries are, while troopers are trying to determine how to get the vehicle out of the thick woods.

Stay with WITN News and for more on this developing story.

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  • by Harold on Jan 4, 2012 at 04:40 AM
    We need more proof a child can drive before issuing a lic. This is terrible but also preventible.
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      by To Harold on Jan 4, 2012 at 10:29 AM in reply to Harold
      He was 35. When do folks become adults?
  • by why mention seat belts? on Jan 3, 2012 at 02:30 PM
    i am sorry for this tragic loss, but i think the seat belts had nothing to do with the death or the accident. seatbelts save your lives in most occasions but sometimes the impact is so great that even being belted in is not of any help. the story is misleading, because i think this morris person is actually very lucky for not having hit anything on the way out of the vehicle or on the way to the ground. usually the one not wearing a seatbelt is in the worst shape. i hope no one reads the story and thinks that seatbelts are somehow unsafe and one would be better off not belted in, because it sort of sounds that way, WITN. unless the seatbelt actually had something to do with the death, i think its an unnecessary part of the story.
  • by mandy Location: jones county on Jan 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM
    my heart goes out to his family... i knew allen and christy and it breaks my heart to see our gereration affected by another death.... some years ago ernest byrd was killed in an accident... get well christy and possum....
  • by Erica Location: Goldsboro on Jan 2, 2012 at 09:01 PM
    I went to school with these guys! Prayers going out to the families!
  • by La Grange Resident Location: ENC on Jan 2, 2012 at 08:46 PM
    I know this Curve well and it will sneak up on you. Thoughts and Prayers to all involved.
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      by excuse me on Jan 3, 2012 at 05:28 AM in reply to La Grange Resident
      If you know this curve, how can it sneak up on you? It also has RR tracks so there may be a train at some point. You can't drive 55mph on this curve. Sorry this happened to this young man.
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        by Just what I said on Jan 3, 2012 at 07:04 PM in reply to excuse me
        And for your info you can Drive 55 on it and I do. You just need to no how to drive Idiot!! Sneak up doesn't mean it jumps out of the Woods it means you don't expect it to be this sharp. Common sence would have told you that. WOW!!!
  • by Tammy Location: Seven Springs on Jan 2, 2012 at 08:15 PM
    May God be with them and there family. Bless all of you.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 2, 2012 at 05:05 PM
    Speed kills.
  • by wow on Jan 2, 2012 at 04:34 PM
  • by Dawg on Jan 2, 2012 at 03:01 PM
    Prayers for all invovled and their families.

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