Driver To Be Charged In Elderly Pitt County Man's Death

The Highway Patrol says they plan on charging the driver of a car whose vehicle killed an elderly Pitt County man Wednesday afternoon.

Troopers say 81-year-old Edward Arrasmith died after the car he was riding in was hit by a Chevy van.

The driver of that van, 33-year-old Shannon Griffin of Greenville, was heading west on Stantonsburg Road near Highway 121 around 1:45 p.m.

Troopers say Griffin failed to yield at a stop sign and crashing into Jane and Edward Arrasmith of Farmville. Griffin has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Edward Arrasmith was taken to the hospital and later died of internal injuries, according to First Sgt. M.A. Williams.


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