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Driver Runs Red Light, Crashes into High School Student’s Car in Newport, NC

February 17, 2019

NEWPORT, NC. – As reported online in a news story from, a driver ran a red light in Newport, North Carolina and crashed into a high school student’s car. The student was attempting to turn into her school’s parking lot, when the other vehicle struck hers. One person was injured in the accident.* 

The accident happened on North Carolina Highway 24 in Newport. Shortly before 8 a.m., a 17-year-old student was attempting to make a left-hand turn into the parking lot for Croatan High School on Highway 24. Before she completed the turn, another vehicle crashed into hers. The makes and models of the vehicles were not included in reports. 

North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported that preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the other vehicle had run a red light. Troopers identified this driver as 52-year-old Mr. Murphy. Reports did not include Murphy’s city of residence. 

Emergency crews transported Murphy to a medical facility in the area for evaluation of injuries. Reports indicated he did not appear seriously injured but was taken as a precaution. Troopers cited Murphy for a red light violation. 

Authorities identified the student as 17-year-old Ms. Coble, of Newport. Coble was not injured in the crash. 

It is not clear if any passengers were in either vehicle at the time, but no other names were reported. No injuries beyond those of Murphy were reported. North Carolina State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation, and no additional information is available. 

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