NEW INFO: Police Charge Two Of Three Drivers In Fire Tower Rd. Crash

Police say they charged two drivers involved in Wednesday morning's crash on Fire Tower Road in Winterville. Four people were injured in the three vehicle crash that happened around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Whitley Drive.

Carlos Chavala, the driver of the Dodge Intrepid, is charged with operating a vehicle without a license, failure to see before turning from a direct line, and unsafe movement. Police say the owner of the car, who was not in the vehicle, will be charged with allowing a person to drive a vehicle without a license. A passenger in the Intrepid, Jesus Frias-Hermandez, has been released from Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The driver of a Hyundai Sonata, Bennie Raindrop, Jr. was charged with expired registration and inspection of a vehicle. He and the driver of a pickup truck, Joshua Summerell, were both treated and released from PCMH for their injuries.

Winterville police say the wreck happened when the driver of the Intrepid tried to cross over two lanes of traffic on Fire Tower Road, causing the wreck.


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Crews are clearing an accident on Fire Tower Rd. in Winterville after three vehicles were involved in the crash.

Winterville Police say four people were injured in the crash and transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Officials say the East Care helicopter was sent to the scene, but ambulances were able to transport the injured faster. Police did not know how serious the injuries were. The people who were injured were described as people in their twenties by police.

Officials say the wreck happened around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday
on Fire Tower Rd. in Winterville at the intersection of Whitley. That is near the Minges Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pitt County, very close to the intersection of Fire Tower and Memorial Dr.

The wreck involved two cars and a pick-up truck. Winterville Police say the wreck happened when the driver of a Dodge Intrepid tried to cross over two lanes of traffic on Fire Tower Rd., causing the wreck.

Police say it appears all three vehicles will be total losses.

Traffic was being blocked from getting on to Fire Tower from both Memorial and Evans earlier, but officials are now allowing traffic.


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