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The driver of a pickup truck that troopers say ran a stop sign and caused a deadly accident has been upgraded to serious condition.

A spokeswoman at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville says 37-year-old Jermain Broken-Borough of Washington was listed in serious condition Wednesday. Troopers say he underwent surgery Tuesday, following the crash that killed another driver on Monday.

Troopers say Broken-Borough was pulling an empty horse trailer on Oakley Road when he failed to stop at the Highway 30 intersection around 8 a.m. Monday.

The pickup truck and a car, driven by 54-year-old William Thorp of Rocky Mount, collided. Thorp was killed at the scene.


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The driver of a pickup truck that troopers say ran a stop sign and caused a deadly accident remains in critical condition.

The Highway Patrol says Jermain Broken-Borough of Washington is out of surgery at Vidant Medical Center, but they have not been able to speak with him.

Troopers say the 37-year-old man was pulling an empty horse trailer on Oakley Road when he failed to stop at the Highway 30 intersection around 8:00 a.m. Monday.

The pickup truck and a car, driven by 54-year-old William Thorp of Rocky Mount, collided. Thorp was killed at the scene.

Troopers say it was foggy at the time of the accident, but they aren't saying yet if that played a factor in the accident.

The Highway Patrol says they are waiting to speak to the other driver before bringing any charges.

A passenger in the pickup truck was treated and released from the hospital.


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The Highway Patrol has identified a man who was killed Monday morning on a Pitt County highway.

Troopers say 54-year-old William Thorp of Rocky Mount was killed in the 8:00 a.m. crash on Highway 30.

The accident happened at the Oakley Road intersection when troopers say a pickup truck pulling an empty horse trailer ran a stop sign. The two vehicles then collided.

The pickup was traveling down North Oakley Road when it went through the stop sign, according to the Highway Patrol.

The other driver was identified as 37-year-old Jermain Broken-Borough of Washington. Troopers say he was in surgery Monday afternoon at Vidant Medical Center.

A passenger in the pickup, 37-year-old Christopher Cannon of Greenville, has already been released from the hospital.

The Highway Patrol says charges are pending in the accident.


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