Toddler Dies In Crash

A toddler is dead after the car she was riding in lost control and flipped several times before barely missing a mobile home.

Highway patrol troopers say the driver of the car, 27 year old Willie Judge Jr. of Greenville lost control of the vehicle, before it flipped several times in front of Joseph Nicholson's home on Highway 43 south in Pitt County Saturday night.

Troopers say the other three adults in the car had broken bones and bruises , but one-and-a-half year old Alana Judge didn't make it. Now the highway patrol is looking into what caused the crash.

Sergeant Ernie Coleman with the Highway Patrol says, "The accident report indicated the child was in a child restraint seat, however, you have to remember this vehicle took a hard ride. It took off the road and flipped several times and it went off the road at approximately 65 miles-per-hours, so you're talking force of great degree here and child of one-and-a-half most of the time can't take that kind of pressure."

The Highway Patrol says no charges have been filed, since the driver may have suffered a medical emergency before the crash.


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  • by Symone Location: Raleigh, NC on Aug 7, 2009 at 10:06 AM
    I am a friend of Tonia Williams-Bolt who told me about the terrible loss. My condolences on the loss of Alana!!! My continued prayers for a speedy recovery for the rest of the family... Blessings always!
  • by Jetta W. Location: Greenville on Aug 5, 2009 at 04:10 PM
    I was the front passenger in this tragic accident, it was a scary site. My family has gotten through the worst part of it and we are now in the healing process. My sister (Alana's mother) suffered spine injury but is recovering. The funeral was this past Monday and even though it was harder for her she is getting through it day by day. The rest of us are doing fairly well, just bruised but not easily broken. We are thankful for all the prayers, concerns, and condolences.
  • by Anita Location: Kinston on Jul 29, 2009 at 12:32 PM
    I am just beside myself with grief, because I know Willie Judge Sr well. He & I share a daughter together. I saw this on the news yesterday but had no idea that it was my daughter's brother's child that had passed until she called me crying from GA. My thoughts & prayers go out to Willie Sr and his whole family. We aren't suppose to bury our children our children are suppose to bury us. To the Judge family stay strong & look to God for guidance out of this senseless tragedy. May God bless each & everyone of you in your time of sorrow.
  • by sunshine Location: Washington on Jul 28, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family I can not imagine the tragedy this family must be going thru. MAY GOD BLESS ALL!!!!
  • by Nichole Location: Greenville on Jul 28, 2009 at 12:05 PM
    My condolences goes out to the Judge family. May God Bless you in this time of sorrow.
  • by Annie Nonomus Location: Greenville on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:18 AM
    I know the Judge family. Father and Jr. two real nice guys. Prayers go out for their loss.
  • by Ashley on Jul 28, 2009 at 09:48 AM
    As the mother of a 22 month old little girl, I cannot imagine having to go thru such a tragedy. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.
  • by Sad Location: Greenville on Jul 28, 2009 at 08:10 AM
    I know the family and heard the driver had a seizure at the wheel. It was his daughter who didn't make it. The mother and aunt were also injured. So sad.
  • by GoPirates Location: Grimesland on Jul 28, 2009 at 06:31 AM
    This is sooo sad! Atleast she is in the good Lord's hands. Praying for all involved!
  • by Concerned on Jul 28, 2009 at 05:28 AM
    Thoughts and prayers to the family. So sorry for the loss of this little baby.
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