GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The driver of a vehicle plowed into light pole then crashed into a brick wall as he attempted to elude a Pitt County deputy early Wednesday morning.
It happened just before 3 a.m. on 10th Street in Greenville near Fox Haven Road.
The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were pursuing the car as it was speeding west on 10th Street towards town. When Deputy Darren Hignite pulled the car over, one passenger got out of the car, and the car sped off. Deputy Hignite continued chasing the car, which soon hit a light pole and crashed into a brick wall outside of University Manor apartments.
People who live there tell us the crash woke them up.
“The entire place shook and downstairs, it literally just sounded like somebody dropped something and we didn’t think much of it, but then we heard the sirens and we were like, oh my gosh there’s something happening outside,” said Alecia Slack who lives nearby.
Police say one man and one woman were inside the car. They identified the driver as Ronald Naquan Newton, 29 of Greenville, and the passenger as Monisha Dashae Sutton, 21 of Kinston. Deputies say marijuana was found inside the car and that Newton may have been driving with a revoked license for a DWI charge.
They were both cut out of the car and transported to Vidant Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Police shut down a portion of 10th Street for a couple hours to clear the scene.
Greenville Police and the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.