9-year-old girl dies following head on car collision


GREENVILLE, Pitt County - A 9-year-old girl died following a head-on crash in Greenville.

Troopers with N.C. Highway Patrol said Ran'Davia Purvis died Sunday at Vidant Medical Center, one day after the accident.

On Saturday, the girl's mother was driving on Mumford Road East when she was hit head on by a pick-up truck. The mother was also taken to the hospital. Officials said 67-year-old John Radford was behind the wheel. He is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Troopers said Radford veered into oncoming traffic after a car in front of him slowed down.

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