UPDATE: 6 Transported To Hospital Following Craven County Accident

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says that 6 People were injured following an early evening, two car accident in Craven County.

Troopers say the accident happened around 4:45 p.m., and involved a Nissan and a Chrysler passenger car on Highway 43.

Trooper Michael Riggs says that 33-year-old Cheron Shird of New Bern was traveling north on Highway 43 in the Nissan with 4 others, when he got in the right lane that turns into the Weyerhauser plant. Riggs says instead of turning, Shird performed a u-turn on Highway 43 and was t-boned by 27-year-old Marus Moore of Aurora who was driving a Chrysler Sebring.

All 6 people were taken to Carolina East. The 5 inside the Nissan are still at the hospital with what troopers say are non-life threatening injuries. Moore was released from the hospital.

Troopers say that Shird will be charged with unsafe movement.

Highway 43 was reduced to one lane of traffic for about an hour.

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Reporter Brittany Creamer says that a multi vehicle wreck in Craven County has been cleared.

The accident happened on Weyerhauser road and River road. It happened just around 5 p.m.

We are still working to get details from law enforcement on injuries and just how many vehicles were involved.

Brittany Creamer says that a witness tells her three ambulances were headed toward New Bern from the scene with flashing emergency lights.

We have a call into Highway Patrol, and are awaiting more details on the crash.

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We're gathering details on an accident in the area of Weyerhauser road in Craven County.

Both Craven County Dispatch and the North Carolina Highway Patrol confirm that emergency vehicles are on scene.

There is no word yet on how many are injured, or how many vehicles were involved at this time.

We have a call in to the Trooper on scene for more information as it becomes available.


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