Troopers say a Pennsylvania man, who was in the process of moving to New Bern, was killed in a traffic accident Monday morning.
The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Craig Jessman of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
Troopers say speed was a factor in the Highway 17 crash around 3:40 a.m.
The Highway Patrol said 43-year-old Melissa Dinsmore of New Bern was driving south near River Bend when her vehicle ran off the shoulder to the left and lost control.
The car kept going, and investigators said Dinsmore over-steered. Her vehicle slid sideways, got back to the median sideways and flipped several times. Troopers said the vehicle landed on it's roof in the southbound lanes of Highway 17.
Jessman was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene of the crash.
Dinsmore was flown to Vidant Medical Center after the wreck.
Investigators said charges are pending.
We are gathering details on a fatal one-car crash early this morning that has shut down part of a major highway.
The River Bend police department in Craven County says the Highway Patrol is investigating the one-car crash that happened at 3:40 a.m. this morning. Dispatchers say the crash happened on North Pirates Road just off Highway 17. The crash closed Highway 17 near the accident scene, but River Bend police say the road was re-opened at 7 a.m.
We'll keep you posted as we get more information.
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