Moped Driver Dies After Pitt County Crash With Car

The Highway Patrol says a moped driver died after being hit by a car this morning in Pitt County.

First Sgt. Marvin Williams says the moped driver, 46-year-Ligonio Hernandez, was traveling near the Mozingo Road exit on Highway 264 around 6:00 a.m.

Williams say that's when a Chevy Malibu, driven by 36-year-old Mickey Tripp, Jr., came up behind the moped and struck Hernandez.

The Highway Patrol say Tripp told them he didn't see the moped on the road. Williams say Hernandez had on a bright vest on at the time, but it's unknown if there were lights on the back the moped.

Hernandez died around 10:45 a.m. at Vidant Medical Center. The investigation is still on-going and charges are pending, according to the Highway Patrol.


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WITN is on the scene of a moped vs. car crash on Highway 264 just outside of Greenville. Meanwhile, another crash is under investigation on Arlington Blvd. near Vidant Medical Center.

The crash on Highway 264 at the Mozingo Road exit came into Pitt County dispatchers at 6:02 a.m. about a pedestrian being hit. However, on the accident scene itself we find a car and a moped.

Troopers say the crash is under investigation, but the weather was not a factor; it was not raining at the time of the crash. The driver of the moped was taken to the hospital, however, we don't know how serious the injuries are. The driver of the car was not injured, the trooper said.

Meanwhile, another crash is under investigation within the city limits of Greenville. Officials say a crash involving a motorcycle was reported on Arlington Blvd. near Beasley Dr. at 6:30 a.m. That location is near the entrance to the emergency department at Vidant Medical Center. We are working to get details on what happened and how those involved are doing.

That accident scene was cleared by 8 a.m.


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