MOUNT OLIVE- Four University of Mount Olive students were involved in a accident Friday morning in Wayne County.
One of those students, Peyton Lee, a senior agriculture major from Four Oaks, succumbed to injuries sustained in that accident.
Dylan Stacy, a senior agriculture student from Sanford, NC and Adrienne Crawford, a junior psychology major from Middlesboro, Kentucky were transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro following the accident and are being released.
James Noah Johnson, a junior agriculture major from Pinetown, NC was airlifted to Vidant Memorial Hospital in Greenville and remains in critical condition.
University of Mount Olive President Dr. H. Edward Croom stated, “It is an extremely sad day for the University of Mount Olive. We are a close-knit family here at the University, and this has hit us hard. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Lee family, and we uplift all of the others in our prayers as they continue to receive medical treatment.”
A team of mental health counselors will be available in health services to offer grief counseling for students, faculty, and staff. A memorial table, setup in Rodger’s Chapel, includes a book for students to express their condolences to the Lee family. Rodger’s Chapel will be open all day for prayer.
According to ABC11, Dylan Stacy, the driver of the vehicle, is facing numerous charges including DWI and speeding. The Highway Patrol said no one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt.