WALSTONBURG, N.C. (WNCT) – Two people are dead after a double fatal collision involving a moped in Greene County.
It happened on US 264 eastbound near mile-marker 58 around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Investigators say a moped with two people was headed east on US 264 when they were struck from behind by a 2013 Jeep Patriot. The impact of the collision resulted in both the driver and passenger of the moped being ejected.
A second vehicle, a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was traveling behind the Jeep Patriot, then struck the passenger of the moped. Troopers say both the driver and passenger of the moped were taken to Vidant Medical Center. They later died.
Troopers identified the moped driver as 27-year-old Matthew Randall of Wilson. The moped passenger has been identified as 31-year-old Larry Davis Jr. of Wilson.
Troopers identified the driver of the 2013 Jeep Patriot as Caroline Leigh Graham, 23, of Greenville, NC. The driver of that second vehicle, a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, has been identified as Allison Edward Higgins, 49, of Wilson, NC.
Investigators are expected to meet with the local District Attorney’s Office to discuss if charges are warranted in this case.
Traffic is flowing again after a Wednesday morning accident shut down a portion of US-264 in Greene County.
NCDOT’s Travel Information Management System (TIMS) shows an accident on US-264 East near mile marker 58. TIMS reports the road was closed near exit 59.
The road was reopened shortly at 11 a.m. after some drivers were stuck at a standstill for nearly 4 hours.
According to WNCT employees stuck in traffic, cars were backed up for miles.
A detour was set up for drivers trying to head East on US-264.
9 On Your Side is gathering more details and working with NC Highway Patrol. Stay with WNCT.com for the latest.