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NEW INFO: Driver Charged In Deadly SUV Vs. Church Accident

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State troopers have charged the other driver in a deadly accident that took the life of a Winterville woman earlier this week.

The Highway Patrol has charged 39-year-old Thomas Grindle of Greenville with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

68-year-old Faye Salder was killed in the Tuesday crash at the intersection of Ivy and Mills roads. Troopers say Grindle's SUV ran a stop sign on Ivy Road and the two vehicles collided.

Salder's SUV then crashed into Cedar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, destroying the kitchen area. The woman died the next day at Vidant Medical Center.


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A woman whose SUV slammed into a Pitt County church Tuesday afternoon died this morning at a Greenville hospital.

Troopers say 68-year-old Faye Sadler of Winterville was traveling down Mills Road when another SUV ran a stop sign and the two vehicles collided.

Sadler's vehicle ended up inside Cedar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. The woman had to be freed from the wreckage and died shortly before 11:00 a.m. at Vidant Medical Center.

Troopers say charges are pending against 39-year-old Thomas Grindle of Greenville, the other SUV driver.

Pastor Worth Forbes says the accident caused some $40,000 to the church, destroying the kitchen area.


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An elderly woman was injured after her SUV plowed into a Pitt County church this afternoon after lawmen says she was hit by another SUV.

The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. at the intersection of Mills and Ivy roads, southeast of Greenville.

The SUV struck went into the kitchen area of Cedar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, leaving a large hole in the building.

Troopers say another SUV ran a stop sign on Ivy Road, colliding with the other SUV that was on Mills Road. The other SUV driver was not injured.

A medical helicopter was brought to the accident, but the woman was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

Pastor Worth Forbes says the accident caused some $40,000 to the church, destroying the kitchen area. Forbes is also vice-chairman of the Pitt County School Board.

Troopers say charges are pending against the other driver.


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