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Woman, 51, Killed in Two-Car Crash; Three Others Injured


two cars heavily damaged after crashing into each other

According to WITN, a 51-year-old woman died after her vehicle was hit by a car in Greenville, North Carolina, on Monday night.

Details of Fatal Car Crash

Arcelious Valentine, 58, and his passenger, 51-year-old Meta Gilliam, were crossing Memorial Drive, a five lane road, at around 7:45 p.m. local time when the accident occurred. Valentine told officials that he was driving across the road from one hotel to another when their vehicle was struck by a car on the passenger side.

Gilliam, 51, died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the second vehicle, 23-year-old Daniel McLawhorn, and his passenger were treated at Vidant Medical Center. Valentine was also transported to Vidant Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

WITN reports that a Traffic Safety Unit is working on reconstructing the crash. The fatal wreck occurred outside the Quality Inn. Officials say charges are pending, but it is unclear who could face charges in the crash.

Information on Motor Vehicle Crashes

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,092 people died in motor vehicle wrecks on U.S. roadways in 2015, an increase of 7.2 percent from 2014.
  • An estimated 2.44 million people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents in 2015.
    • 105,000 more people sustained injuries in crashes in 2015 compared to 2014.
  • Fatal multiple-vehicle crashes increased by 11.2 percent from 2014.

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