Collision kills two people on moped in Greene County

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
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GREENE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Troopers with N.C. State Highway Patrol are investigating a double-fatal collision that happened early Wednesday morning in Greene County.

Authorities said it happened around 7:30 a.m. on U.S. 264 near MM 58. According to authorities, two people were riding east on a moped when a 2013 Jeep Patriot struck them from behind. The impact caused both the moped's driver and the passenger to be ejected.

A second vehicle, a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was traveling behind the Jeep Patriot. The Grand Cherokee struck the moped's passenger. The moped's driver and passenger were both taken to Vidant Medical Center where they later died.

The victims' identities are being withheld until their immediate families are notified.

Troopers identified the driver of the Jeep Patriot at 23-year-old Carolina Leigh Graham, from Greenville. The driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was identified as 49-year-old Allison Edward Higgins, from Wilson.

It is not yet known if charges are pending.