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Troopers Say Alcohol Involved In Deadly Craven County Crash

A woman is dead after a crash Sunday near Fort Barnwell in Craven County.

It happened on Highway 55 East around 12:30 a.m.

Responders found a pickup truck overturned at the corner of Highway 55 and Barwick Road. They say two people were inside.

Troopers say the driver, 46-year-old Julie Wright of Vanceboro, was taken to Carolina East Medical Center, where she died. The passenger, 40-year-old Danny Pearson of New Bern, was transported to UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill. There is no word on Pearson's condition.

The State Highway Patrol says alcohol was involved in the crash.


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