Car Crashes Into Home And Starts Fire

Greenville Police say they're preparing to press charges against a teen whose car slammed into a townhouse Sunday night.
Greenville Police say the resulting fire did significant damage to the townhouse at 3921 Sterling Pointe Drive in Winterville in Pitt County. Police say 16-year-old Raphael De'shon Carmon of Winterville lost control speeding around a curve and ended up crashing into the home. This was just after 10 Sunday night. Luckily no one was home, and Carmon went to the hospital after a while to get checked out. Witnesses told police there were other people in the car, but they took off running. Firefighters spent hours putting out the fire.


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  • by Crystal Location: unknown on Oct 11, 2007 at 05:17 AM
    Tiffany, If he hadn't had crashed into that house and went around the next curve and killed a family member or friend of yours would you still believe he made a mistake?
  • by Unknown Location: Unknown on Oct 9, 2007 at 08:28 PM
    The police report says 95mph, that is not a mistake that should be forgiven. This was in a 25mph speed zone, most people dont drive 95mph on the interstate. This is not a simple mistake. Chargers should be pressed against him. What if someone had been home?
  • by Caroline Location: Henderson, nC on Oct 9, 2007 at 08:18 PM
    Anyone driving 90mph in a 25mph zone should have charges pressed against them. He plowed into a living room going 90mph, he would have killed anyone in the room instantly had they been home. A mistake is one thing, but going 70mph over the speed limit is stupidity. I am a friend of the resident, the police said 95mph. 40 or 50 mph is one thing, but 90 in a 25? That is idiotic, for an adult or a minor.
  • by Tiffany Location: Greenville NC on Oct 9, 2007 at 12:54 PM
    I dont think they should press charges on him. He is just a minor. Every one makes mistakes.
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