A charge has also been filed against a woman for her role in the death of a motorcyclist. Court records show 23-year-old Kristiana Brant is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
Authorities say Brant was the driver in a crash that killed James Belcher of Jacksonville Belcher was killed riding his motorcycle on Highway 70 in Havelock on April 26. Belcher was the fourth motorcyclist killed on Eastern Carolina roads in ten days time in April.
46-year-old Sylvia Hicks of Hampstead was also on the motorcycle. Crews rushed her to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where she spent days in critical condition. Tuesday, a hospital spokesperson said Hicks had been upgraded to fair condition.