• May 23, 2017

Ran’Davia Purvis Killed, Driver Charged in Pitt County, NC, Accident

Pitt County, NC -- May 21, 2017, Ran'Davia Purvis was fatally injured following an accident where the vehicle she was in was struck head-on by a pickup.

North Carolina State Troopers responded to the accident scene which took place along Mumford Road in Greenville. According to preliminary accident investigations, 9-year-old Purvis was a passenger in a vehicle that was being driven by her mother.

As they traveled, a pickup in the opposite lanes somehow crossed into oncoming traffic. The pickup entered the path of the car, and the two vehicles collided head-on.

Purvis was critically injured in the accident and taken to Vidant Medical Center. She later succumbed to her injuries. No additional injuries were reported.

Police say the pickup veered into oncoming traffic after the vehicle in front of it slowed down suddenly. The driver of the pickup, 67-year-old John Radford, was issued a charge of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

No additional details are available.

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