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ECU's Terrell Stanley Charged In Crash

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Greenville police have released their report on the crash that critically injured Terrell Stanley, an ECU Pirate football defensive end, on February 12.

Stanley is charged with failure to maintain lane control and a seat belt violation.

Stanley was hospitalized at Vidant Medical Center in critical condition after the car he was driving crashed down an embankment of Greenville Blvd. near the bridge over the Tar River on his way to campus. Last week, Stanley's condition improved to good.

The accident report says for unknown reasons, Stanley's vehicle drove onto the icy left shoulder of the divided highway, lost control, crossed the road to the right, went down an embankment, and struck several trees.

It says Stanley's vehicle was traveling an estimated 60 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone.

Another football player was in the car with Stanley. Ike Harris suffered minor injuries but was released from the hospital the same day as the accident.



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ECU says football player Terrell Stanley has been upgraded to good condition following a car accident that critically injured him last week.

Stanley was injured last Wednesday morning after the car he was driving crashed down an embankment on Greenville Blvd. near the Tar River Bridge around 6 a.m. Police say the crash was weather-related; officials say he hit an icy patch and lost control.

"Those who know Terrell fully understand he is a warrior with a relentless and passionate approach to life, both on and off the field," said Coach Ruffin McNeill. "I can speak for our entire Pirate family in extending our deepest gratitude for everyone who has Terrell in their thoughts and prayers."

Also injured was Ike Harris. He was treated and released.

Both Stanley and Harris are rising juniors at ECU and started for the Pirate Football Team last season.


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A Twitter post by ECU football coach Ruffin McNeill says that a football player injured in a weather-related car crash is improving.

The tweet, posted Sunday, says: "UPDATE on Terrell "T-Stan Stanley. Great improvement today he & I talked for 1st time typical He said "I'm Hungry & I Gotta go Workout!" -@RuffinMcNeill

Stanley was injured after the car he was driving crashed down an embankment on Greenville Blvd. near the Tar River Bridge around 6 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the crash was weather-related; officials say he hit an icy patch and lost control.

Also injured was Ike Harris. He was treated and released.

Both Stanley and Harris are rising juniors at ECU and started for the Pirate Football Team last season.



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A Pirate football player remains in critical condition on Valentine's Day after a weather-related car crash.

Terrell Stanley was listed in critical condition at 5 a.m. Friday, according to a Vidant spokesperson.

Stanley was injured after the car he was driving crashed down on embankment on Greenville Blvd. near the Tar River Bridge around 6 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the crash was weather-related; officials say he hit any icy patch and lost control.

Also injured was Ike Harris. He was treated and released.

Both Stanley and Harris are rising juniors at ECU and started for the Pirate Football Team last season.



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An ECU football player was critically injured after a traffic accident this morning that also injured a fellow player.

ECU Assistant Atheltics Director Tom McClellan says Ike Harris and Terrell Stanley were taken to Vidant Medical Center after their car crashed down an embankment off Greenville Blvd. just after 6 a.m.

Greenville police say the crash was weather-related. Stanley was driving the vehicle, according to police.

Vidant Medical Center says Stanley was listed in critical condition, while Harris was treated and released.

"Terrell is under the best medical care possible, and while he has showed signs of steadily improving, we ask that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers," said head coach Ruffin McNeill. "His parents, sister and other family members are here with his teammates and coaches, and together we have been and will continue to be a force that runs deep with support and inspiration."

Both players are rising juniors who started for the Pirate Football Team last season, according to McClellan. Harris plays offense at the left tackle position. Stanley is a defensive end.

The university says the players were on their way to ECU for strength and conditioning practice early Wednesday morning.

Greenville police say no charges have been filed at this time.



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Two men remain hospitalized hours after their car crashed down an embankment off a major road Wednesday morning.

Greenville police say a 2002 Lincoln lost control in the left westbound lane of Greenville Blvd. near the bridge over the Tar River, shortly after 6 a.m. Spokeswoman Kristen Hunter says the response to the wreck shut down both westbound lanes of the road for about an hour.

The two men in the car were taken to Vidant Medical Center. Their names have not been released yet, as police work to contact family members.

Hunter says the accident appears to be weather-related.



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Two people were taken to Vidant Medical Center after their car veered off a road and down an embankment.

Greenville police are investigating the accident on Greenville Blvd. near the Tar River that happened after 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver was headed west in the left lane when he hit a slick spot, veered right and off the road, down an embankment. The wreck happened just before the driver got to the W. Arthur Tripp Bridge over the Tar River.

Crews shut down both westbound lanes of Greenville Blvd. near the accident scene for a time. The scene is now clear.


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