Car crashes into NC hospital, kills patient in ER waiting room

A driver crashed his vehicle into the emergency department at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C., early Thursday morning, killing a patient in the ER waiting room, according to a WNCN news report.

A preliminary investigation showed the driver, William Linton Spellman, 59, of Bethel, N.C., was on his way to Vidant Medical Center when he likely experienced a medical emergency that caused him to crash into the hospital's ER. The incident occurred just after 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Three people in the ER lobby were injured. Horace Batchelor, 69, of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., sustained the most serious injuries and died Thursday afternoon.  

Mr. Spellman, the driver of the vehicle, remains hospitalized.

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