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Man charged with second-degree murder after crash killed Snow Hill woman

Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 4:57 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2020 at 2:33 PM EDT
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GREENE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A man is facing second-degree murder after troopers say he was driving drunk and killed a Snow Hill woman in a crash in late June.

Nigel Wiggins has been charged with second-degree murder, DWI, driving on a revoked license, and careless & reckless driving after the June 29th accident.

That crash on Highway 258, south of Snow Hill, killed 29-year-old Justine McCullough.

Justine McCullough was killed in a head-on crash on June 29th.
Justine McCullough was killed in a head-on crash on June 29th.(WITN/Family photo)

The Snow Hill woman was killed in the head-on crash, while Wiggins was seriously injured.

Wiggins was arrested Thursday by the Highway Patrol and had his first court appearance Friday morning.

The woman’s family was in court this morning and said Wiggins was unable to post a $200,000 secured bond.

Authorities say Wiggins is confined to a wheelchair due to the crash and will be moved to Central Prison in Raleigh because of his condition.

JUNE 30TH UPDATE

The Highway Patrol has released the names of the drivers involved in a fatal crash in Greene County.

Sgt. Barry Brunette with the Highway Patrol says Justina McCullough, 29, from Snow Hill was killed in the crash Monday morning on U.S. 258 South of Snow Hill near Browntown Road.

Sgt. Brunette says her car was hit head-on by Nigel Wiggins, 45, from Snow Hill. Wiggins was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to officials.

Charges are pending in the case and officials say they are still investigating why Wiggins swerved into the other lane.

JUNE 29TH STORY

One driver was killed and another airlifted to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries after a crash this morning in Greene County.

Sgt. Barry Brunette with the Highway Patrol says the mishap occurred just before 11:00 a.m. on U.S. 258 South of Snow Hill near Browntown Road.

The sergeant says a southbound Honda crossed the centerline, hitting a northbound Nissan head-on.

The driver of the Nissan died at the scene, while the other driver was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center.

Sgt. Brunette says they’re still investigating why the driver swerved into the other lane and that charges are pending against the driver.

U.S. 258 was shut down for several hours because of the crash.

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