UPDATE: ECU Student Killed In Arlington Blvd. Crash


Greenville police have released the name of the woman killed in a weather-related crash Monday. Elizabeth Griffiths, a 20 year old ECU student from Raleigh, was the driver of a Honda Accord that was pinned in her car and later died.

Police say a pickup truck hydroplaned on Arlington Boulevard, near the Merry Lane intersection, just down from the Arlington Village shopping center. The truck slammed into Griffiths' sedan. Crews had to pry her car apart to free her from the vehicle and take her to the hospital. However, Griffiths later died from her injuries.

Police say the driver of the truck is 17-year-old Mitchell Wilkerson from Grimesland. No charges have been filed at this time. Police say the crash report is not yet complete.


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A woman has died after a crash that closed down a busy Greenville street for more than 90 minutes today.

Police say the accident happened around 1:30 p.m. on Arlington Boulevard, near the Merry Lane intersection.

Police say a pickup truck was headed west and apparently hydroplaned, striking a Honda Accord which was eastbound. The pickup spun around then hit a tree. The driver of the sedan had to be cut out of her vehicle, and she later died at Vidant Medical Center.

Names of those involved have not yet been released. Police say rain and speed appear to be factors in the crash.


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A major street in Greenville is closed after a serious accident this afternoon.

The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. on Arlington Boulevard, near the Merry Lane intersection. Police have closed off all four lanes of the street.

Police say a pickup truck was headed west and apparently hydroplaned, striking a Honda Accord which was eastbound. The pickup spun around then hit a tree. The driver of the sedan had to be cut out of her vehicle.

No word yet on the extent of injuries to the driver, nor how long the street will be closed.


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