East Carolina's Terrell Stanley in critical condition after accident


East Carolina defensive end Terrell Stanley, voted the Pirates' most valuable defensive lineman in 2013, is in critical condition in a Greenville, N.C., hospital after being involved in a car accident Tuesday morning.

The accident was most likely caused by the severe snow and ice storms that have hit parts of the Southeast, Greenville police told the Wilmington (N.C.) Star-News.

Stanley and teammate Isaac Harris, a starting offensive tackle, were en route from their off-campus residence to school when the accident happened, the school's athletic website reported. Stanley was the driver; Harris was taken to a hospital and released.

The players were on their way to a conditioning workout, the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer reported.

The accident report said Stanley lost control of his 2002 Lincoln shortly after 6 a.m. and that the vehicle "crashed down an embankment" near a bridge over the Tar River.

Stanley (6-foot-2, 266 pounds) started 12 games for the Pirates and made 45 tackles, with seven sacks and 10 tackles for loss. Harris (6-7, 304) started 13 games at left tackle.

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