UPDATE Students React After ECU Student Charged in Fatal Accident

Students at ECU are reacting to news that a fellow student is charged in an accident that killed two students after she fell asleep.

Kamil Arrington is charged with two counts of death by motor vehicle. She was the driver of the car that veered off Greenville Boulevard and hit a tree back in November--two of her sorority sisters inside were killed, Briana Gather and Victoria Carter.

Police believe Arrington fell asleep at the time of the crash leading to the two deaths. Lt Williams says, "The statute is designed for unfortunate situations such as this where there was no intention but there was failure to maintain lane control and the result was deaths."

ECU student Kelsey Riggs says "I don't think they should have charged her with anything, because it was a complete accident."

ECU student body president Tremayne smith says, "There is an account to give for our actions, whether they are negligent or on purpose, or just a matter of it just happened, but I do know now that it's in the legal system it will be worked out there properly."

Greenville police haven't released any more details about what may have happened before the crash.

ECU officials say there will be no investigation on there end because it happened off campus.

Arrington's court date is set for March 21st.


The driver of a car that crashed back in November and killed two ECU sorority sisters has been charged.

Greenville police say 20-year-old Kamil Arrington of Nashville fell asleep at the wheel. She has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.

The single car crash happened around 6:30 a.m. on November 20th near the intersection of Greenville Boulevard and Rosewood Dr. when the vehicle ran off the road and collided with a tree.

20-year-old Victoria Carter of Raleigh was pronounced dead at the scene, while 20-year-old Briana Gather of Kernersville died the next day. A fourth student, 19-year-old Taylor King of Greenville, survived the crash.

All four women were members of the pledge class for Delta Sigma Theta at East Carolina.

Dr. Virginia Hardy, ECU Vice Provost for Student Affairs, told WITN News that the women were going to get their hair done in advance of a sorority induction ceremony later that evening.

Arrington was released after posting a $1,000 secured bond.

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