One pedestrian killed, another seriously injured in Craven County crash

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Troopers say charges are pending in a deadly pedestrian crash where the pickup truck driver left the scene.

Nika Smith, 41, of Vanceboro, was killed in the 7:00 p.m. Wednesday accident on Mile Road, just west of US 17 near Vanceboro.

Justin Eure, 28, of Grifton, was westbound on the road when troopers say he crossed the center line and struck Smith and Rodney Lancaster, 57, also from Vanceboro.

Eure's pickup truck then hit a culvert and several trees. Troopers say he then left the accident scene on foot.

Lancaster was in serious condition after the crash, while a third man who was walking with the others was not injured.