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Two children among four killed in Pinetops wreck

Posted November 30, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014

— Two children were among four people killed Sunday in a head-on collision in Edgecombe County.

Alan Thompson, 30, of Greenville, was driving a Toyota west on N.C. Highway 42 near Pinetops when he traveled left of center and struck a 2011 Mazda driven by Randy Collins, 53, of Elm City, at about noon, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.

Thompson and two of his passengers – Mickeyla Little, 15, and Christian Thompson, 2, both of Greenville – died. One person in the Mazda was killed - Stephanie Collins, 45, of Elm City.

Randy Collins was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville in stable condition.

Little was a cheerleader who lived hip-hop dance, said her mother, Zena Thompson.

Investigators believe speed was a factor in the wreck.


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  • Edward Levy Dec 2, 2014
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    RIP. Thanksgiving will always be a day of sorrow for the families.

  • USMC Vet Dec 1, 2014

    Awww, am so sorry for these two families, now facing a holiday season of grief instead of joy.
    Prayers for them.

  • Eq Videri Dec 1, 2014
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    Good Lord. Slow down, people.

  • Dethklok Dec 1, 2014

    So sorry for Randy and his kids. We will miss you Stephanie. You were a sweetheart. Not good for anyone's families involved.