Fatal Accident Involving Car And Propane Truck

An accident involving a car and a propane truck has left a teenager dead.

It happened on Highway 258 South in Lenoir County near Lightwood Knot Road around 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Highway Patrol says a Toyota Camry swerved to avoid a car coming at him that was trying to pass the truck, and ended up slamming into the oncoming propane tanker.

A passenger in the car, 18-year-old Napoleon Kinsey Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car, Bevonte Brooks-Freeman, was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Highway Patrol says charges are pending.

The truck driver was not hurt.

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