NEW INFO: Alcohol Not Involved In Fatal Crash

Troopers say alcohol was not involved in a deadly wreck last month in Pitt County, but they have yet to file charges in the case.

Julian Henderson was a passenger in a pickup truck that rear ended another vehicle on Grimesland Bridge Road at a high rate of speed on September 13th. He died later at the hospital.

The driver, Brad Bradshaw, has been at Pitt County Memorial Hospital since the crash. Troopers say his family tells them that Bradshaw is still unconscious. The Highway Patrol says they need to get his version of what happened before they can decide on specific charges.

PCMH says the 27-year-old Bradshaw is in serious condition.

Bradshaw had previously been convicted of two DWI's and had an alcohol monitoring system in his truck. But troopers tells us they are certain that alcohol was not involved in the crash.


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State troopers say they are still awaiting toxicology reports on the driver of a truck involved in a deadly accident Sunday in Pitt County.

Troopers say Brad Bradshaw has not yet regain consciousness at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. PCMH now lists his condition as critical.

Bradshaw was driving a vehicle on Grimesland Bridge Road that troopers say ran into the back of another vehicle at a high rate of speed.

Killed in a crash was 23-year-old Julian Henderson.


Driver Had Previous DWI Convictions

The investigation continues into a crash on Grimesland Bridge Road that killed a passenger and seriously injured the driver Sunday in Pitt County.

The driver, 27-year-old Bradley Joe Bradshaw, remains in serious condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Troopers said Tuesday afternoon Bradshaw has a brain injury and has not regained consciousness.

The passenger, 23-year-old Julian Henderson, died as a result of the crash.

Court records show Bradshaw has two DWI convictions, one in 2002 and in 2005. He was also convicted of driving with his license revoked in 2003. He received probation on all three charges.

Troopers say they continue to investigate Sunday's crash, and charges are pending. Thursday morning, Highway Patrol officials said it is still unknown if alcohol was involved

Troopers do say Bradshaw had an alcohol monitoring system installed in his truck. Troopers say it was most likely a court-ordered system, but they did not have any additional information.

They say the interlock system required the driver to blow into it before starting the vehicle and also required blowing into it again during the drive to keep the vehicle on.

The crash crash happened just before 5:00 a.m. Sunday near Seine Beach.

Troopers say Bradshaw drove his Toyota Tacoma into the back of Nissan Altima at a high rate speed.

Henderson, who lived on Old Creek Road in Greenville, died hours later after being transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the Altima said he saw the truck coming from behind him and thought it was going to pass him. Instead, he told troopers, the Tacoma ended up in his back seat.


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