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Driver Faces Charges In Fatal Crash

A high school student who was driving with four friends when he got into a fatal accident is now facing charges for the death of one of his passengers.

Court records show Noland Robinson, 17, is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle after the May 9th crash.

Lawmen say Robinson failed to yield at the right of way at the intersection of Holly Shelter Road and Harris Creek Loop Road in Richlands. The car he was driving then collided with a truck.

Joshua Petteway, 21, died one week after the accident from injuries sustained in the wreck.



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One of five people injured in a crash one week ago in Onslow County has died.

A Facebook memorial page has been published for Joshua Petteway. The 21-year-old was critically injured in last Monday's crash at Holly Shelter Road and Harris Creek Loop Road.

He had been at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington since the accident.

Four other people in the car, several who were Richlands High School students, were also hurt.

The Highway Patrol says the vehicle's driver, Noland Robinson, failed to yield the right of way and pulled out in front of a truck which hit the vehicle on the driver's side.

There have yet been any formal charges against Robinson.



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Reports say three of the five young men hurt in a car accident Monday are still in the hospital.

Those injured in the accident include three students from Richlands High School and two graduates from the school. The driver, Noland Robinson, 17, is still at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, though he is able to walk, according to the Jacksonville Daily News.

Cody Lanham, 19, and Joshua Petteway, 21, remain at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Lanham's brother, Aaron, says Cody is lucky to be alive considering the injury he sustained to his neck. The brother also says that Petteway has not yet regained consciousness.

The accident occurred Monday when Robinson failed to stop at a stop sign and the car he was driving was struck by a truck. Charges are pending in the crash.



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Onslow County School officials say four students from Richlands High School were involved in a bad accident Monday.

Assistant Superintendent Barry Collins said one student was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville Another victim was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, while two others were sent to Onslow Memorial Hospital. Collins said it was his understanding the two sent to Onslow Memorial Hospital had been released.

Collins said there were five people in the car that was involved in the accident, four of whom are students. Collins said he believed the fifth was a former student at Richlands High School, perhaps a graduate.

The Highway Patrol says the vehicle's driver, Noland Robinson was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. They say he failed to yield the right of way and pulled out in front of a truck which hit the vehicle on the driver's side. The crash happened at Holly Shelter Road and Harris Creek Loop Road in Onslow County, around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Troopers confirm that Cody Lanham is at New Hanover Regional and had surgery last night, while two other passengers were treated and released from Onslow Memorial Hospital. They are Ja'Ron Weldon and Antwaun Thompson.

A fifth person in the vehicle, Joshua Petteway, was severely injured. Troopers say Petteway is either 21 or 22 years old.

No charges have been filed yet because of the accident.


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