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A Beaufort County teenager died Wednesday from injuries he suffered in a Memorial Day accident. Christopher Rudd of Chocowinity was 18.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Rudd was traveling north on Herring Run Road in Beaufort County around 11 p.m. when the vehicle he was driving went off the road, overcorrected, flipped and struck a tree. Rudd was taken to the hospital in Beaufort County then airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

According to the Highway Patrol, two other passengers in Rudd’s sport utility vehicle were also taken to the hospital for treatment in Beaufort County. The Highway patrol say speed was a factor in the accident. It was the only death during the Memorial Day holiday weekend in their district.

About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm (VA-NC law offices ) edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as a pro bono service to consumers. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY, who handle car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more.

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