Raleigh mom seeks justice after plea deal in daughter’s deadly crash

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — A Raleigh mother said Saturday she’s seeking justice for her daughter who was killed in a car crash.

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In May 2013, Elizabeth Griffiths, of Raleigh, was killed when a driver crossed the center line and crashed into her car in Greenville, where she was a student at East Carolina University.

After two mistrials, the driver pleaded guilty to driving while using a cell phone. He was fined $25.

“This has been a horrific journey. It has not been easy,” Sharon Carter, Griffiths’ mother, said.

Elizabeth Griffiths, age 20, was a senior at ECU, and was driving to work when the crash happened.

Saturday, more than two years later, Griffiths’ mom and supporters rallied in downtown Raleigh, outside the North Carolina State Bar. They said Pitt County District Attorney Kimberly Robb should not have allowed that plea deal.

“Our goal is to bring awareness to not just my daughter’s case, the injustice that was served in her case, but some other cases that have taken place,” Carter said.

“We’re filing a complaint against the D.A. in that county,” she added.

The group that rallied Saturday, said they plan to do the same in front of the Pitt County Courthouse on Nov. 23 at noon.

WNCN reached out to Robb’s office Saturday, but did not receive a response.

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