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Teen injured in Edgecombe wreck dies

Posted February 22, 2012

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— One of four teenagers injured early Sunday in a wreck south of Tarboro has died, authorities said Wednesday.

Randy Higgs, 18, died at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

He was a passenger in a car that crossed the center line of N.C. Highway 33, went airborne over a water-filled ditch and crashed on the other side, authorities said.

The driver, Timothy Suggs, 18, of Rocky Mount, fell asleep at the wheel, authorities said.

Suggs was listed in fair condition Wednesday at Vidant, while another passenger, William Ruffin II, 18, was in critical condition.

A third passenger, Timothy Dickens, 18, suffered only minor injuries and was able to report the wreck.

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  • Luv2Camp Feb 22, 2012

    Prayers are with the family. I have teens. I cannot imagine their grief right now.

  • BEACH Feb 22, 2012

    PRAYERS FOR THESE FAMILIES, SO HARD TO LOSE A CHILD

    hosp WAS BOUGHT OUT BY VIDANT HEALTH SYSTEM,

  • Z Man Feb 22, 2012

    Just a boy... RIP young man.

  • Legally Here Feb 22, 2012

    very sad

  • pediatrician Feb 22, 2012

    very very sad.
    why did PCMH change name to VIDANT? that has no relevance to the people of Eastern NC.
    Duke's hospital system is DUMC, UNC's is UNC-H, WFU is WFU-Baptist, seems like should have taken the name of ECU Hospital Systems.

    back to the story, very sad news for these families, pray God's comfort.

  • buford Feb 22, 2012

    So sad...

  • n ter tained Feb 22, 2012

    That's horrible news. So very sorry. My sympathies to this young man's family and friends.

  • westernwake1 Feb 22, 2012

    Very sad. My prayers and best wishes to his family and friends.

  • RaleighPirate Feb 22, 2012

    Vidant is the new name for PCMH.

  • pediatrician Feb 22, 2012

    what is vidant?
    why weren't they at PCMH?

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