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NEW INFO: Teen Driver Charged With DWI; Victims Identified

Greenville police have now identified the person killed in an accident on East Fifth Street Friday morning that injured four others. Dead is 22-year-old Taylor Weiss of Greenville.

Police have charged the driver of the car, Omar Chahid, with driving while impaired. The Pitt Community College student was arrested at his Rodney Road home by Greenville police after police say he walked away from the crash.

The 18-year-old was then transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where he is being treated for injuries received in the accident.

Police have identified those injured as 17-year-old Genna Browning, 18-year-old Emmy Arny, and 18-year-old Nora Sugar, all of Greenville.

Police say Browning suffered minor injuries and was the passenger who left the scene to seek help. Arny and Sugar were thrown from the vehicle and both are in serious, but stable condition at PCMH.

Pitt County Schools spokeswoman Heather Mayo says Chahid, Browning and Arny are former J.H. Rose High School students, while Sugar is a current student.

Police say the two-door Nissan Altima struck an iron gate at Greenwood Cemetery, then flipped over and landed on its top on the street.

After consulting with the District Attorney's Office, a search warrant was obtained for a blood sample from Chahid. Police say additional charges are likely.

Police say three people were thrown from the car, including Weiss.

East 5th Street was closed for most of the day, but reopened by mid-afternoon.


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A major street in Greenville remains closed after a fatal car accident this morning.

Greenville police say there were five people inside a small car that crashed and overturned, killing one person.

The wreck happened on East Fifth Street in front of Greenwood Cemetery.

Police say three people were thrown from the car, including the person who died. Two other people walked away from the crash. One was found on Fifth Street by Greenville Fire/Rescue, while the other still hasn't been located.

The crash involved a silver two-door Nissan Altima which landed on its top. It appears to have crashed through the wrought iron gate at the cemetery.

Police say they don't know the extent of injuries to the victims sent to Pitt County Memorial Hospital, other than at least one has been taken into surgery.

East 5th Street remains closed and police believe it will remain shut down through the mid to late afternoon. That is expected to impact traffic when St. Peter's Catholic School and Wahl-Coates Elementary release students later today.

Police are urging drivers headed to the schools to approach from the west.

Police say they are still in the process of notifying families of those involved.


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