Thursday 18 Jul 2019

Duplin Co. Crash Claims Child’s Life

A 5-year-old is the second fatality from a Monday car wreck in Duplin County. The single vehicle crash occurred around 3:30 PM Monday on the U.S. 117/I-40 Connector north of Faison.  The northbound Chevy Blazer had a tire blowout and rolled multiple times.  According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Daviyon T. Farmer of Rocky Mount was ejected during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.  5-year-old Christian Pierce was also ejected in the accident.  The child was rushed to the hospital but has since succumbed to injuries.  The driver of the vehicle, Tasha J. Farmer of Rocky Mount, has been charged with Driving While License Revoked and Child Restraint Violation.


  1. Kathryn says:

    Mike and I literally jumped out of our cars at the same time as we both witnessed the accident, I was waiting on him to turn around and we both floored it to go get nearly 200-300 yrds to the scene. Thank you Mike for your help, I’ve been wondering what your name was so I could thank you! The child’s car sear was in two pieces not far from him and I’m guessing it was dismantled due to impact. He was properly restrained, it had to have been a car seat defect. Please pray for this family, this was a freak and very Unfortunate accident that claimed two precious lives

  2. Mike Pappas says:

    I was one of the first there and saw the accident in my rear view mirror. I held Christians hand until help arrived. Im so sorry for your loss and i still see his face in my dreams. Peace be with you and your family.

    • Kathryn Scott Jackson says:

      Thank you Mike for all your help. I didn’t get your name and have been wanting to thank you! You are the real hero and disappeared before I could get your name and thank you for helping. Sorry if I got bossy at the scene.

  3. Nakia Mitchell says:

    My grandson was my life along with Tasha. He loved his aunt Tashie. He was always well taken care of by everyone. It was an accident and yes he was in his car seat. Again this was an accident and unfortunately we lost 2 of everyone’s favorite guys. Please let them RIP!!!

  4. I talked to my mom & everyone else who survived the accident about
    Christian’s car seat. My nephew was restrained in his car seat. My sister
    did everything that she could to control the vehicle after the tire
    malfunctioned. It was an unfortunate accident & our families
    are suffering a great deal. We are finding comfort in the fact that
    my family gave life to others through organ donations.

    My mom always made sure that Christian was properly restrained.
    restrained in his car seat! My sister has been driving for over
    25 years & is a careful driver.


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