Charges Filed In ATV Accident That Injured Two

Charges have been filed in an ATV accident that injured two people in Pitt County Tuesday night.

Highway Patrol officials say the four-wheeler was going approximately 50 miles an hour when it hit a dog and overturned several times.

It happened on Clay Root Road between County Home and Leary Mills Roads, just after 9:00 p.m.

Authorities say 25-year-old Jeremy Nichols and Kelly Goins, both of Ayden, were on the ATV. Authorities report they were not wearing helmets.

Both were taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Authorities report their injuries were serious but not life-threatening. The dog died.

Troopers say Nichols was charged with reckless driving, no insurance, no helmet and driving while license revoked.


Two people are believed to be injured following an ATV accident Tuesday night in Pitt County.

At least one, possibly two East Care helicopters are headed to the scene in the Ayden-Grifton area.

Preliminary information indicates the two people involved are suffering from head injuries and were not wearing helmets.

Highway Patrol is investigating.

We'll bring you more information as we get it.

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