Update: ECU student killed in Greenville crash - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Update: ECU student killed in Greenville crash

Posted: Updated:
Elizabeth Griffiths Elizabeth Griffiths
GREENVILLE, N.C. -

Greenville Police say an ECU student was killed in an accident Monday afternoon.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. on Arlington Blvd.

Police say a truck hydroplaned across the middle lane, crashing into an oncoming car driven by 20-year-old Elizabeth Griffiths.

Rescue crews used the Jaws of Life to get Griffiths out of her car. They rushed her to Vidant Medical Center but she did not survive.

The driver of the truck, 17-year-old Mitchell Wilkerson, was taken to Vidant with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Police say rain and speed were factors in the accident.

--- Original Story ---

A woman is dead after a crash on East Arlington Blvd.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Police said a Ford F-250 pickup truck was traveling westbound when it hydroplaned and crossed into the oncoming lane, where it hit a Honda Accord almost head-on. The truck came to rest near a tree on the south side of the road. The Accord came to rest in the right travel lane. Debris was spread across all five lanes of the road.

The driver of the Honda was removed from her car, taken to Vidant Medical Center, and later pronounced dead.

The driver of the pickup was taken to Vidant with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Names of the drivers are being withheld pending family notifications.  

Crash is still under investigation. Rain and speed appear to be factors in the cause of the crash.

Arlington Blvd was blocked for about an hour and forty minutes.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Industrial Accident at International Paper Company Leaves One Man Dead

    UPDATE: Victim Identified in Fatal Accident at International Paper Company

    UPDATE: Victim Identified in Fatal Accident at International Paper Company

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:43:14 GMT
    Savannah Fire Department and Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are on the scene of an industrial accident at the International Paper Company on West Lathrop Avenue in Savannah. Spokesman Mark Keller says Savannah Fire arrived on the scene and commenced CPR, but the man was unresponsive.Details are limited now. Stay with WSAV for the latest, as News Three's Ian Margol is on the scene learning more.
    Savannah Fire Department and Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are on the scene of an industrial accident at the International Paper Company on West Lathrop Avenue in Savannah. Spokesman Mark Keller says Savannah Fire arrived on the scene and commenced CPR, but the man was unresponsive.Details are limited now. Stay with WSAV for the latest, as News Three's Ian Margol is on the scene learning more.
  • Magic Mike Comes to Savannah

    Magic Mike Comes to Savannah

    What do you get when you combine male strippers, Channing Tatum movies and Forsyth Park?You get more than a thousand people lining up to be a part of the action!On Sunday, people from all over lined up at the stage on Forsyth Park to have a chance to be an extra in the upcoming film, Magic Mike XXL.The movie is just one of several to be filmed in Savannah in the near future (another is R.I.P.) and its casting director says that's no surprise."Savannah is such a gorgeous city to shoot in," say...
    What do you get when you combine male strippers, Channing Tatum movies and Forsyth Park?You get more than a thousand people lining up to be a part of the action!On Sunday, people from all over lined up at the stage on Forsyth Park to have a chance to be an extra in the upcoming film, Magic Mike XXL.The movie is just one of several to be filmed in Savannah in the near future (another is R.I.P.) and its casting director says that's no surprise."Savannah is such a gorgeous city to shoot in," say...
  • Highway Patrol Investigates Fatal Beaufort Crash

    Highway Patrol Investigates Fatal Beaufort Crash

    Highway Patrol Investigates Fatal Beaufort Crash

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:26:13 GMT
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened just after 8 p.m. on Saturday, on Highway 21 in Beaufort. According to Sgt. Bob Beres, a 1998 Mercedes Benz ran off of the right side of the road and overturned. 
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened just after 8 p.m. on Saturday, on Highway 21 in Beaufort. According to Sgt. Bob Beres, a 1998 Mercedes Benz ran off of the right side of the road and overturned. 
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.