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ECU defensive end charged in Greenville wreck

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - An ECU football player critically injured in a one-vehicle wreck has been charged.

According to the crash report from the Greenville Police Department, Pirates defensive end Terrell Stanley has been charged with failure to maintain lane control and seat belt violation. The crash report states that Stanley was driving 60 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Greenville Police said Stanley was driving a car on the Tar River Bridge on Greenville Boulevard at about 6 a.m. on Feb. 12. That was when the vehicle slid into a ditch. Investigators said ice was a factor in the crash.

Stanley was taken to Vidant Medical Center in critical condition, said police. Stanley's passenger during the accident, ECU left tackle Ike Harris, suffered minor injuries.

Stanley under surgery for a collapsed lung and was in good condition as of Friday morning, a hospital official said.

Stanley and Harris were traveling from their off-campus residence to a workout at ECU when the accident happened, school officials said. They are both rising juniors.

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ECU football player critically injured in an ice-related wreck is showing "great improvement," according to Head Coach Ruffin McNeill.

Pirates defensive end Terrell Stanley is listed in good condition at Vidant Medical Center as of Monday afternoon, a hospital official said. Stanley underwent surgery for a collapsed lung, one of his old high school coaches told ABC-affiliate WWAY.

Greenville Police said Stanley was driving a car on the Tar River Bridge on Greenville Boulevard at about 6 a.m. on Feb. 12. That was when ice caused the vehicle to slide into a ditch, according to investigators.

Stanley was taken to the hospital in critical condition. But Coach McNeill tweeted over the weekend that Stanley showed "great improvement." McNeill said he and Stanley talked for the first time since the accident, and quoted Stanley as saying, "I'm hungry and I gotta go work out."

"Terrell Stanley=A WARRIOR AND A PIRATE. THEY are ONE in the SAME," McNeill tweeted.

Stanley's passenger during the accident, ECU left tackle Ike Harris, was evaluated at Vidant Medical Center and later released.

Stanley and Harris were traveling from their off-campus residence to a workout at ECU when the accident happened, school officials said. They are both rising juniors.

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An ECU football player remains in critical condition after he was injured in an ice-related wreck Wednesday morning.

Pirates defensive end Terrell Stanley is still listed in critical condition at Vidant Medical Center as of Friday morning, a hospital official told NewsChannel 12.

Greenville Police said Stanley was driving a car on the Tar River Bridge on Greenville Boulevard at about 6 a.m. Wednesday. That was when ice caused the vehicle to slide into a ditch, according to investigators.

Stanley's passenger, ECU left tackle Ike Harris, was evaluated at Vidant Medical Center and later released.

Stanley and Harris were traveling from their off-campus residence to a workout at ECU when the accident happened, school officials said. They are both rising juniors.

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One ECU football player has been released from the hospital, but his teammate is still in critical condition after a weather-related wreck Wednesday morning.

Pirates defensive end Terrell Stanley is listed in critical condition at Vidant Medical Center, according to a hospital official. Stanley's passenger, left tackle Ike Harris, was evaluated at the hospital and was later released.

Greenville Police said Stanley was driving a car on the Tar River Bridge on Greenville Boulevard at about 6 a.m. Wednesday. That was when ice caused the vehicle to slide into a ditch, according to investigators.

Stanley and Harris were traveling from their off-campus residence to a workout at ECU when the accident happened, school officials said.

Pirates Football Head Coach Ruffin McNeill has released the following statement:

"Terrell is under the best medical care possible, and while he has showed signs of steadily improving, we ask that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers. His parents, sister and other family members are here with his teammates and coaches, and together we have been and will continue to be a force that runs deep with support and inspiration."

Both Stanley and Harris are rising juniors at ECU.

Stanley, a defensive end from Southport, started 12 of 13 games as a sophomore for the Pirates during the 2013 season. He was among the team's top 10 tacklers with 46 stops, according to ECU. Stanley also ranked second on the unit with 7.0 sacks and was third with 10.0 tackles for lost yardage to earn All-Conference USA honorable mention honors.

Harris, from Irmo, S.C., started 12 of 13 games at the left offensive tackle position and played a key role in ECU's record-setting 10-3 season, ECU stated.


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